British politician and author who was the chairman of the state betting organization, The Tote, for 20 years. He also served in parliament from 1945 to 1955.
He was a soldier in the Suffolk Regiment during World War II and eventually became a Major.
He was knighted in 1983 and published many books including two autobiographies.
He was married four times and had a son.
He supported and admired Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the 1970s.