Leslie Hale, Baron Hale
Hale was the son of Benjamin George Hale, a managing director. He went to the Ashby Grammar School and trained to be a solicitor in Leicester. Thereafter Hale practised first in his hometown Coalville, later in Nuneaton and finally in London.
Hale joined Leicestershire County Council in 1925, aged twenty-three. Four years later he contested Nottingham South unsuccessfully for the Liberal Party. Hale entered the British House of Commons as a Labour member in 1945, having been elected as one of the MPs in of the two-member constituency of Oldham. He represented this constituency until 1950, when it was abolished and split into two divisions. Hale was subsequently returned to Parliament for Oldham West, a seat he held for eighteen years until 1968, when he resigned for health reasons. On 24 April 1972, he was created a life peer with the title Baron Hale of Oldham.
- Thirty Who Were Tried; (1955)
- John Philpot Curran; (1958)
- Blood on the Scales; (1960)
- Hanged in Error; (1961)
- Hanging in the Balance; (1962)
- Vacher (1985), p. 91
- Kelly (1969), p. 906
- Who's Who (1963), p. 1280
- Dod (1984), p. 124
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- "no. 45657". The London Gazette. 27 April 1972. p. 4999. Retrieved 14 January 2010.
- http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1950/dec/01/fraudulent-mediums-bill#S5CV0481P0_19501201_HOC_74 | accessdate = 26 February 2017
- Who's Who 1963. London: Adam & Charles Black Ltd. 1963.
- Charles Roger Dod and Robert Philip Dod (1984). J. Berwick Smith, ed. Dod's Parliamentary Companion 1984. London: Dod's Parliamentary Companion Ltd.
- Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed and Official Classes for 1969. London: Kelly's Directories Ltd. 1969.
- Vacher's Parliamentary Companion 1985. London: A. S. Kerswill. 1985.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Leslie Hale
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Oldham
1945 – 1950
With: Frank Fairhurst
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for Oldham West
1950 – 1968