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 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