Brandon Rhys-Williams

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Sir Brandon Meredith Rhys-Williams, 2nd Baronet (14 November 1927 – 18 May 1988) was a British Conservative politician.

Parliamentary career[edit]

Rhys-Williams contested Pontypridd in 1959, and Ebbw Vale in the 1960 by-election following the death of Aneurin Bevan as well as the same constituency in the following general election. He was defeated each time in these safe Labour seats.

He was elected a Member of Parliament (MP) in the Kensington South by-election, 1968, representing that seat until February 1974, then for Kensington from February 1974 until his death in 1988 aged 60. He was also a Member of the European Parliament from 1973 until 1984.

The by-election following Rhys-Williams' death saw Kensington held by the Conservative Dudley Fishburn.


His father, Sir Rhys Rhys-Williams had been a Liberal MP. His mother Juliet Rhys-Williams was another Liberal politician who later joined the Conservative Party and became a member of the Conservative Monday Club.



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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Lloyd Roots
Member of Parliament for Kensington South
1968Feb 1974
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Kensington
Feb 19741988
Succeeded by
Dudley Fishburn
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Rhys Rhys-Williams
Rhys-Williams Baronets
Succeeded by
Sir Arthur Gareth Ludovic Emrys Rhys-Williams