Early life and education
Jocelyn Cadbury was born in 1946, the son of Laurence Cadbury and Joyce née Mathews, and the younger brother of Sir Adrian Cadbury. He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a degree in Economics and Anthropology. Alongside his academic studies, he was a keen rower.
At the 1979 general election, on his second attempt, Cadbury was elected Member of Parliament for Birmingham Northfield, defeating Labour incumbent Raymond Carter. It was one of the Conservatives' best and most surprising results in that election, as a Labour majority of 10,597 was overturned into a Conservative one of 204 on a 10.2% swing.
Cadbury argued for an alternative economic strategy to help the manufacturing industry. Together with other Conservative MPs, he supported a September 1981 pamphlet called "Changing Gear", which criticised the government's economic approach.
- Times Guide to the House of Commons, 1979
- The Almanac of British Politics (1999)
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Jocelyn Cadbury
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