T. Grenville Jones MA (Cantab) (1923-?)

College Reps Secretary, Cambridge University Liberal Club, Easter 1948

Secretary, Cambridge University Liberal Club, Michaelmas 1948

Vice-President, Cambridge University Liberal Club, Lent 1949

President, Cambridge University Liberal Club, Easter 1949

Grenville Jones was born in Wales in July 1923. He served as a wireless operator-air gunner in World War II. He read Law at St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge and  then went on to read for the bar at Middle Temple before becoming a journalist. He then went into business with Liberal MP Jeremy Thorpe, as a senior partner of External Development Services, a commercial and economic consultancy for third-world countries.

He was the Liberal candidate for the Isle of Ely in 1950 (while still at Cambridge), Leominster in 1959, and Tavistock in 1964, coming second in the last two contests.

In October 1965, he defected to the Labour party, citing his conviction that greater public ownership was necessary.

Sources: The Times Guide to the House of Commons, 1950, 1959, 1964 ;The Times, October 12 1965, page 5; CU Liberal Club archive.

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