Brynmor Thomas John (18 April 1934 – 13 December 1988) was a British Labour politician.
|Shadow Secretary of State for Defence|
8 December 1980 – 24 November 1981
|Preceded by||William Rodgers|
|Succeeded by||John Silkin|
|Member of Parliament|
18 June 1970 – 13 December 1988
|Preceded by||Arthur Pearson|
|Succeeded by||Kim Howells|
|Born||18 April 1934|
|Died||13 December 1988 (aged 54)|
|Alma mater||University 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.
- Hooper, Malcolm; Williams, Margaret (Spring 2010). "Magical Medicine: How to make a disease disappear" (PDF). Cite journal requires
- "Parliamentary business". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). House of Commons. 12 May 1999. col. 270.
- Twisk, F. N.; Maes, M. (2009). "A review on cognitive behavorial therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET) in myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) / chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS): CBT/GET is not only ineffective and not evidence-based, but also potentially harmful for many patients with ME/CFS". Neuro Endocrinol Letters. 30 (3): 284–299. PMID 19855350.
- Times Guide to the House of Commons, 1987 and 1992 editions.
- The National Library for Wales:Dictionary of Welsh Biography
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Brynmor John
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament
| Shadow Secretary of State for Defence