John Hobson (politician)
He was first elected to the House of Commons at a 1957 by-election in the Warwick and Leamington constituency, caused by the resignation due to ill-health of the Conservative MP and former Prime Minister, Anthony Eden. He held the seat at the next three general elections, before his death in office in 1967, at the age of 55.
In 1959 Hobson represented suspected serial-killer Dr John Bodkin Adams in his failed attempt to be reinstated as a doctor, having been struck off in 1957 for forging prescriptions and making false claims on cremation forms. Though acquitted of murder in 1957, Adams is thought to have killed over 160 of his patients.
- Furneaux, Robert, Famous Criminal Cases VI, 1960 Pages 24-25
- Cullen, Pamela V., A Stranger in Blood: The Case Files on Dr John Bodkin Adams, London, Elliott & Thompson, 2006, ISBN 1-904027-19-9 Page 593
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by John Hobson
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|Solicitor General for England and Wales
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Sir Reginald Manningham-Buller
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