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Albert Edward Booth (born 28 May 1928) is a British Labour Party politician.

Booth was educated at Marine School, South Shields and Rutherford College of Technology (Northumbria University). He was a design draughtsman. He served as a councillor on Tynemouth Council 1962-65.

Booth contested Tynemouth in 1964. He was Member of Parliament for Barrow-in-Furness from 1966 to 1983. After boundary changes, his seat was renamed Barrow and Furness, but he lost it to the Conservative Cecil Franks. Booth was Secretary of State for Employment from 1976 to 1979 serving under James Callaghan


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Walter Monslow
Member of Parliament for Barrow-in-Furness
Succeeded by
Cecil Franks
Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Foot
Secretary of State for Employment
Succeeded by
James Prior
Preceded by
Eric Varley
Treasurer of the Labour Party
Succeeded by
Sam McCluskie


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