He married twice, to Bridget Guthrie (1919) with whom he had one son David and one daughter, and to Eugenia Stirling (1940) with whom he had two sons.
He stood again in Wellingborough at the 1931 general election, when the Labour vote collapsed nationally after Labour Prime Minister Ramsay Macdonald split his party by forming a National Government, and James won the seat on a swing of 16.6% of the vote.
He was narrowly re-elected at the 1935 general election, when Dallas cut his majority to only 372 votes, and held the seat until 1945. In the Labour landslide at the 1945 general election, he lost to Labour's George Lindgren, who took the seat with a majority of 5,990.
Whilst in Parliament he held the following offices of state: PPS to R A Butler at the India Office and Ministry of Labour ('36-'38), Board of Education ('42) and Honorary First Secretary to the British Embassy in Madrid ('40-'41).
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages
- Hansard 1803–2005:
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