James Albert Edward Collins (25 October 1905-1979 - Free BMD) was a Labour Party politician in the Leyton area.

Member of Leyton Borough Council and Mayor of Leyton for 1962-1963.

Under the London Government Act 1963 the Borough of Leyton was merged into the London Borough of Waltham Forest, itself a part of Greater London.

The first elections to the successor authorities took place in 1964. Collins was elected to the Greater London Council to represent Waltham Forest, holding the seat until 1967. He was also elected to represent Leyton Ward on Waltham Forest council, holding the seat until his retirement in 1972.