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.
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.
- The Times Guide to the House of Commons, Times Newspapers Ltd, 1987
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
- The National Library for Wales:Digital of Welsh Biography (Sir Brandon Rhys-Williams)
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Brandon Rhys-Williams
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Feb 1974 – 1988
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Sir Rhys Rhys-Williams
1955 – 1988
Sir Arthur Gareth Ludovic Emrys Rhys-Williams
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