Richard Legh, 5th Baron Newton

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Richard Thomas Legh, 5th Baron Newton (born January 11, 1950 ) is a British peer , lawyer and independent politician .

life and career

Legh was born on January 11, 1950 to Peter Legh, 4th Baron Newton (1915-1992) and Priscilla Palmer (* 1915).

He was approved as a solicitor . He has been General Commissioner of Income Tax since 1983 . He was in Wealden DC from 1987 to 1999. From 1992 to 1995 he was a member of the Sussex Downs Conservative Board , and again from 1997 to 1998.

He currently does not belong to the Hereditary Peerage Association .

Legh is in possession of the diaries of Thomas Legh, 2nd Baron Newton .

Membership in the House of Lords

After his father's death in June 1992, he inherited the title of Baron Newton and the associated seat in the House of Lords . He first took it on December 9, 1992.

  • 1997/1998 session: 1 day, LOA (out of 228)

He lost his seat through the House of Lords Act 1999 . He did not run for one of the remaining seats.

He is currently not listed in the Register of Hereditary Peers , which are available for by-election. (As of May 2012)


Legh married Rosemary Whitfoot Clarke, the second daughter of Herbert Whitfoot Clarke, on May 19, 1978.

Together they have two children, a son and a daughter.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d Richard Thomas Legh, 5th Baron Newton on , accessed September 18, 2016.
  2. MEMBERSHIP LIST Hereditary Peerage Association publication ; Retrieved February 2, 2013
  3. ^ A Guide to the Papers of British Cabinet Ministers 1900-1964 Excerpts from Google Books , accessed February 2, 2013
  4. House of Lords Act: Hereditary Peers Elections website Election Demon , accessed January 2, 2013
  5. ^ Newton, Baron (UK, 1892) Entry in Cracroftspeerage , accessed February 2, 2013
predecessor Office successor
Peter Legh Baron Newton
current holder of the title