Alastair Bruce, 5th Baron Aberdare
5th Baron Aberdare
Arms of Baron Aberdare
|Born||2 May 1947|
|Tenure||since 23 January 2005|
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth Mary Cuthbert Foulkes|
|Issue||Hector Morys Napier Bruce
Sarah Katherine Mary Bruce
|Parents||Morys Bruce, 4th Baron Aberdare
Maud Helen Sarah Dashwood
Alastair John Lyndhurst Bruce, 5th Baron Aberdare (born 2 May 1947) is the son of Morys George Lyndhurst Bruce, 4th Baron Aberdare, and Maud Helen Sarah Dashwood, daughter of Sir John Dashwood, 10th Baronet. The 5th Baron succeeded his father upon the latter's death in 2005.
House of Lords
In July 2009 he was elected to sit in the House of Lords, following the death of crossbench hereditary peer Viscount Bledisloe in May 2009. A by-election took place under the terms of the House of Lords Act 1999, which provided for 92 hereditary peers to keep their seats in the reformed House, with vacancies in their number filled from amongst those hereditary peers deprived of their seats. The result was announced in the Chamber of the Lords on 15 July 2009, following the voting by 27 of the 29 Crossbench peers eligible to take part. He made his maiden speech on 26 November 2009.
IBM, 1969–1991; Partner, Bruce Naughton Wade, 1991–1999; Director, ProbusBNW since 1999 Trustee, National Botanic Garden of Wales, 1994–2006. Fellow, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce. Honorary Fellow of Cardiff University since July 2008. He is Bailiff of St Davids of the Venerable Order of St John of Jerusalem, Priory of Wales.
He married Elizabeth Mary Culbert Foulkes in 1971, and they have two children:
- Hon. Hector Morys Napier Bruce (born 1974)
- Hon. Sarah Katherine Mary Bruce (born 1976)
Lord Aberdare is president of the Cynon Valley History Society.
- "Aberdare, Baron (Bruce) (Baron UK 1873)" Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage 1995 London: Debrett's Peerage Limited, 1995, p. 4
- Who's Who 2008, A & C Black, 2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, December 2007
- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Current session contributions in Parliament at Hansard
- Voting record at PublicWhip.org
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou.com
- Profile at Westminster Parliamentary Record
- Profile at BBC News Democracy Live
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