John Cockroft

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Person.png John Cockroft  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician, journalist)
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Born6 July 1934
Alma materOundle School, St. John's College Cambridge
Member ofRoyal United Services Institute for Defence Studies
PartyConservative Party (UK)
UK politician and financial journalist. Board of the European Movement (UK) 1973-74. Attended 1971 Bilderberg meeting.

John Cockroft is a former UK MP and journalist. He attended the 1971 Bilderberg meeting.


Cockcroft was educated at Oundle School, and attended St John's College, Cambridge as a senior major scholar, graduating with a degree in History and Economics in 1958. That same year, he was elected President of the Cambridge Union Society.[1] He served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Army from 1953 to 1955.[2]

He worked as a journalist from 1959 to 1974, and again from 1981 through to 1986, writing for the Financial Times, Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Telegraph.[2]

He was a board member of the European Movement (UK) 1973-74 and 1983-84,[2]

He was Member of Parliament for Nantwich in Cheshire from February 1974 until his retirement in 1979.[2][3][4]


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/197123 April 197125 April 1971US
Woodstock Inn
The 20th Bilderberg, 89 guests