Barnett Janner, Baron Janner (1892-1982)

'For the whole of his career in the House of Commons, Janner sat for the West Leicester constituency, renamed North-West Leicester in 1951. As a Member of Parliament, he was watchful over the rights of tenants and he successfully sponsored the Restriction of Offensive Weapons Bill 1959, which banned the use of flick knives. [...] From his days as secretary to the small Jewish community in Barry, Janner played a leading part in the public life of British Jews. He was elected a member of the Board of Deputies of British Jews in 1926 and a member of the executive of the English Zionist Federation in 1930, becoming Chairman in 1940 and President from 1950 to 1970. ' -- David Lewis Jones (2012)

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