Henry Cautley, 1st Baron Cautley
Background and education
Political and judicial career
He soon turned to politics and unsuccessfully contested Dewsbury in 1892 and 1895. However, in 1900 he was elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Leeds East. Cautley lost this seat in 1906 when he was defeated by James O'Grady but returned to Parliament in January 1910 as MP for East Grinstead, a seat he held until 1936. Apart from his political career he was also a Recorder of Sunderland from 1918 to 1935. He was made a King's Counsel in 1919 and created a Baronet, of Horsted Keynes in the County of Sussex, in 1924. On his retirement from the House of Commons in 1936 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Cautley, of Lindfield in the County of Sussex.
Lord Cautley married Alice Bohun Fox in 1902; they had no children. He died in 1946, aged 82, when the baronetcy and barony became extinct.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Henry Cautley
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Thomas Richmond Leuty
|Member of Parliament for Leeds East
1900 – 1906
|Member of Parliament for East Grinstead
January 1910 – 1936
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|New creation||Baron Cautley