John Griffiths (Liberal politician)

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John Charles Griffiths (born 19 April 1934) is a former British Liberal Party politician, author and media entrepreneur.

Griffiths worked for Thomson Newspapers and the BBC while becoming active in the Liberal Party.[1] Chairman of the National League of Young Liberals.[2] He stood unsuccessfully in Ludlow at the 1964 general election, then in Wanstead and Woodford in 1966, and Bedford at the February and October 1974 general elections. A post at the Press Association in the late 1960s led him to a career in public relations, while he also wrote the first of a large number of books, The Survivors, Afghanistan and Modern Iceland.[1]

In 1982–1983, Griffiths served as President of the Liberal Party,[2] where he launched a full review of all the party's structures.[3] He continued to write books, including The Science of Winning Squash and further work on Afghanistan.[1] In 1986, he founded the Arts Channel and ran the Minerva Vision production company.[4] Griffiths continues to write, and is also a Trustee of Asthma UK.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "John Griffiths, Esq Authorised Biography", Debrett's People of Today
  2. ^ a b c Asthma UK Trustees Archived 2011-01-03 at the Wayback Machine., Asthma UK
  3. ^ Jeremy Josephs, Inside the Alliance
  4. ^ John Dench, Rewriting the sexual contract, p.286
Party political offices
Preceded by
Viv Bingham
President of the Liberal Party
Succeeded by
Geoff Tordoff