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BOOTH, Hartley (b 1946)


Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4021

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives

Title: BOOTH, Hartley (b 1946)

Date(s): 1988-1997

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 3.65 linear metres.

Name of creator(s): Booth | Hartley | b 1946 | politician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Hartley Booth was born 17 July 1946 and educated at Queen's College, Taunton; Bristol University (LLB); and Downing College, University of Cambridge (LLM and PhD). He practised law between 1970 and 1984. From 1984 to 1988 he was Special Advisor to the Prime Minister and a member of the 10 Downing Street Policy Unit. From 1992 to 1997 Hartley Booth was the Conservative Member of Parliament for Finchley and Friern Barnet.

As an MP he held various responsibilities and was a member of several groups and committees. The most prominent are listed below:
1992-1994: PPS to Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office;
1996-1997: PPS to Minister of State, Education and Employment.

Member of Select Committees:
1992: Home Affairs;
1991-1994: European Legislation;
1992: Association of Metropolitan Authorities;
1995-1996: Public Service.


Scope and content/abstract:

Personal papers of Hartley Booth, MP. The majority of the archive is concerned with Hartley Booth's parliamentary career. LMA/4021/01 relates to Booth's parliamentary responsibilities, in particular European affairs. In addition there are files containing correspondence and background material which relate to Private Members' Bills promoted by Booth. LMA/4021/01 also contains subject files on national issues that emanated from constituents' cases.

LMA/4021/02 contains constituents' correspondence and case files as well as subject files relating to local issues. LMA/4021/03 contains Conservative Party material and subject files which relate to the period when Booth was a prospective parliamentary candidate. These files relate to both local and national issues.

As the collection consists of parliamentary and constituency material, there is a closure period of 30 years. There is no closure period on the published material in LMA/4021/04.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

LMA/4021/01: Parliamentary Career;
LMA/4021/02: Constituency Business;
LMA/4021/03: Conservative Party Business and Pre-Parliamentary Issues;
LMA/4021/04: Publications.

Conditions governing access:

Restricted access: please see staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Physical characteristics:


Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in April and July, 1997.


Related material:

LMA also has the records of the London Labour Party (Acc/2417), the London Liberal Party (Acc/1446), and a number of Conservative Association records (Southgate Wood Green and Lower Tottenham Acc/1158; and South Ealing Acc/1338).


Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Records prepared May to September 2011.

Constituencies | Electoral systems | Internal politics
Members of Parliament | People by roles | People
Parliamentary bills | Legislation | Law
Personal archives | Archives
Personal papers | Primary documents | Documents | Information sources
Political activities | Politics | Political science
Political parties | Internal politics

Personal names
Booth | Hartley | b 1946 | politician

Corporate names
Conservative Party
Houses of Parliament