Viscount Tonypandy (George Thomas MP), chairman of National Children’s Home

Police are currently investigating claims that the late George Thomas, Viscount Tonypandy, abused a nine-year-old boy – see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-28384108 . Here are a selection of clippings about Tonypandy’s campaigns as head of the National Children’s Home.

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Viscount Tonypandy (formerly George Thomas MP, Speaker of the Commons) was appointed as chairman of National Children’s Home (NCH) in 1983. He led NCH’s ‘Children in Danger’ campaign – “to counter the effects of a continuing high level of physical and sexual abuse”, and joined a BBC radio crew looking for ‘waifs’ on the streets of Soho and Leicester Square.

Police are currently investigating allegations that the late George Thomas raped a nine-year-old boy. (BBC News)

George Thomas helped former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe escape prosecution for ‘a homsexual offence against a minor’. Leo Abse MP boasted that he had threatened a young ‘delinquent’ who had allegedly tried to blackmail his close friend George Thomas. See Leo Abse MP, George Thomas MP, and Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe

The Times, 13th October 1983

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Times121283The Times, 10th December 1984

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