James Booth (judge)
Booth was a son of James and Agnes Booth. He was educated at Bolton School, Bolton, Lancashire and Manchester University, where he received a Bachelor of Law with Honours. In 1954 he married Joyce Doreen Mather. They had two sons.
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Booth was Liberal candidate for the West Leeds division of West Yorkshire at the 1945 General Election. This was an unpromising seat that a Liberal had not fought since 1929. He finished third but managed to save his deposit,
Five years later he was Liberal candidate for the Darwen division of Lancashire at the 1950 general election. In a difficult election for the Liberal Party he saw the Liberal vote fall from 1945, however unlike many of his colleagues elsewhere, he again managed to save his deposit. He did not stand for parliament again.
Booth returned to law and practised in Manchester. In 1967 he became Recorder of Barrow-in-Furness. In 1969 he became a Circuit Judge (formerly a County Court Judge). In 1984 he retired at the age of 70.
|Labour||Thomas William Stamford||26,593||59.0||+14.7|
|Conservative||Samuel Vyvyan Adams||12,457||27.7||-26.6|
|Liberal||Fl-Lt. James Booth||6,008||13.3||n/a|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+20.0|
|Conservative||William Robert Stanley Prescott||17,903||48.5||+7.1|
- ‘BOOTH, His Honour James’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2014; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 accessed 7 November 2014
- Who's Who of 475 Liberal Candidates fighting the 1950 General Election
- British parliamentary election results 1950–1973, Craig, F.W.S.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1945. Politics Resources. 5 July 1945. Retrieved 2011-11-08.