Charles Williams, Baron Williams of Elvel

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Lord Williams of Elvel

Official portrait of Lord Williams of Elvel crop 3.jpg
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
22 May 1985 – 30 December 2019
Life Peerage
Chairman of the Prices Commission
In office
1977–1979
Personal details
Born
Charles Cuthbert Powell Williams

(1933-02-09)9 February 1933
Oxford, England
Died30 December 2019(2019-12-30) (aged 86)
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)Jane Gillian Portal
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford
London School of Economics
Professionbusinessman

Charles Cuthbert Powell Williams, Baron Williams of Elvel, CBE, PC (9 February 1933 – 30 December 2019[1][2]) was a British businessman, cricketer and Labour life peer. He was a member of the House of Lords from 1985 until his death.

In his 20s he played first-class cricket while at university and for several seasons afterwards. He was the stepfather of Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lord Williams of Elvel – obituary". The Telegraph (UK). 5 January 2020.
  2. "Lord Williams of Elvel obituary". The Times (UK). 7 January 2020.
  3. Charles Moore (8 April 2016). "Winston Churchill's right-hand man and an affair to shake the Establishment". The Telegraph. Daily Telegraph (online), London. Retrieved 10 April 2016.