Derick Mirfin MA (Cantab)

Committee member, Cambridge University Liberal Club, Easter 1951

College Reps Secretary, Cambridge University Liberal Club, Michaelmas 1951

Secretary, Cambridge University Liberal Club, Lent-Easter 1952

President, Cambridge University Liberal Club, Michaelmas 1952

President, Cambridge Union Society, Lent 1954

Derick Mirfin was born in July 1930. He grew up in Sheffield, and studied at Magdalene College, Cambridge 1950-4, where he took a First and was elected to a two-year Research Fellowship after he graduated. He subsequently had a career in publishing.

He was the Liberal candidate for Oldbury & Halesowen in 1955 and 1959, and in the 1963 Stratford-on-Avon by-election caused by the resignation of John Profumo. He was a Liberal Democrat councillor in Basingstoke in the 1990s, serving as Mayor 1998-9.

Sources: The Times Guide to the House of Commons, 1959; CU Liberal Club archive

1 Response to “Derick Mirfin”


  1. 1 Lionel King November 1, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Derick Mirfin also contested Stratford-upon-Avon in 1964 and Penistone in 1970. A gifted public speaker, he madehis mark with one-liners and epigrams during his campaigns e.g at Stratford in August 1963 – “This is one garden that Maude is not coming into.”


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