Isaac Foot

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Isaac Foot (born February 23 1880 in Plymouth, England, now Union of Britain) is an English politician and solicitor currently in exile in Canada after the 1925 British Revolution.


Early Life

Isaac Foot was born in Plymouth on February 23 1880, the son of a carpenter and undertaker. He was educated at the Plymouth Public School and then the Hoe Grammar School, which he left at the age of 14. After that he worked at the Admiralty in London, but returned to Plymouth to train as a solicitor. He was articled to the local solicitors, Messrs Skardon and Phillips, starting as a clerk earning 14 shillings a week. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1902 and later in 1903 he set up the law firm Foot and Bowden, with his friend Edgar Bowden.

Political Career

He became a member of the Liberal Party and in 1907 he was elected to Plymouth City Council (which he remained a member of for eighteen years) to represent Greenbank Ward and also sat on their behalf on the Plymouth Board of Guardians.

In January 1910 he also stood for the first time for Member of Parliament but he was defeated. Foot tried again several times but he was always defeated until he was elected as Member of Parliament for Bodmin at a by-election in February 1922, retaining then his seat in the general elections of 1922 and 1923, but losing it in October 1924. Foot also served as Lord Mayor of Plymouth from 1920 to 1922.


When the Royal Family fled to Canada, Foot and many other members of the Liberal Party decided to follow them with their families. After settling there, Foot didn't get too involved with Canadian politics, but he strongly supported the new government in Delhi and talked in favour of a possible future federation of Imperial British states. This position is very close to the ideas expressed by the Canadian Liberal Prime Minister King.

Personal Life

In 1904 Isaac Foot married Miss Eva Mackintosh, daughter of Angus Mackintosh. They had five sons (Dingle, Hugh, John, Michael and Cristhoper) and two daughters (Margaret and Jennifer).

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