Many long standing members of the party will be very sad to hear of the death of Anthony (Lord) Jacobs last Saturday.
Anthony was a lifelong supporter of the party and served in many roles including Economics and Taxation Advisor from 1973 to 1978. He twice fought the Parliamentary Constituency of Watford increasing the Liberal share of the vote from 6% to 24%. In 1984, he was elected Joint Treasurer of the Party and was returned unopposed each year until he stepped down in 1987. He was a keen supporter of the merger of the Liberal Party and SDP and served as Chairman of the Party in England and Vice-President of the Federal Party. In 1988, he received a Knighthood and he became a life Peer in 1997.
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