Brynmor John

Brynmor Thomas John (18 April 1934 – 13 December 1988) was a British Labour politician.

Brynmor John
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
In office
8 December 1980  24 November 1981
LeaderMichael Foot
Preceded byWilliam Rodgers
Succeeded byJohn Silkin
Member of Parliament
for Pontypridd
In office
18 June 1970  13 December 1988
Preceded byArthur Pearson
Succeeded byKim Howells
Personal details
Born(1934-04-18)18 April 1934
Died13 December 1988(1988-12-13) (aged 54)
London, England
Political partyLabour
Alma materUniversity College London

John was Member of Parliament for Pontypridd in South Wales from 1970 until his death. During the Labour government of 1974 to 1979, he was a junior Defence minister for the Royal Air Force (RAF) (1974–1976), a Home Office minister (1976–1979) and Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (1980–1981).

The circumstances of his later life and premature death are cited by physicians who believe the extensive evidence for the biological etiology of chronic fatigue syndrome. Brynmor John had been diagnosed with the illness, and died suddenly immediately after exiting the House of Commons gym. He had been following an exercise regime based on what is argued to be unfounded and unethical medical advice: that sufferers may exercise their way toward a cure for the illness.[1][2][3]