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With Private Member's Bills having been suspended during the Second World War and for some years afterwards it was not until 1950 that an opportunity emerged. He was elected as a Labour Party candidate to Castleford Urban District Council in 1914. He led delegations from the Spiritualists' National Union to the Home Secretary over what spiritualists believed was heavy-handed policing and in 1943 obtained a concession that action would only be taken in the most extreme cases of misrepresentation.
A spiritualist his main achievement was to lead the successful campaign to repeal the Witchcraft Act 1735. Thomas Judson Brooks MBE JP (7 July 1880 – 15 February 1958) was a British coal miner and politician who became a Labour Party Member of Parliament.