Grist was Member of Parliament (MP) for Cardiff North from February 1974 to 1983, and for Cardiff Central from 1983 until he lost that seat to Labour Co-operative candidate Jon Owen Jones in 1992. He served as junior Welsh Office minister from 1987 to 1990.
In 2002, Grist died from a stroke at the age of 63.
- "Old Members' Obituaries (reprinted from the obituary printed in The Times on 8 January 2002)". The Jesus College Record: 93–4.
- "GRIST, Ian". Who Was Who (subscription access). January 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-19.
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