Archie Hamilton, Baron Hamilton of Epsom
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|The Right Honourable
The Lord Hamilton of Epsom
|Member of Parliament
for Epsom and Ewell
27 April 1978 – 7 June 2001
|Preceded by||Peter Rawlinson|
|Succeeded by||Chris Grayling|
|Born||30 December 1941|
Background and education
Hamilton is the second son of the 3rd Baron Hamilton of Dalzell and younger brother of the 4th Baron Hamilton of Dalzell. He was born at Beckington Castle, Beckington, Somerset, which was then his parents' country house. He was educated at Eton College.
Hamilton was Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Epsom & Ewell from 1978 to 2001, during his time in Parliament he was the tallest MP at 6 feet 6 inches ( 1.98 metres ). He served as a junior minister at the Ministry of Defence from 1986 to 1993, interspersed by a short period as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher from 1987 to 1988, and later became chairman of the 1922 Committee. He was also an early member of the Conservative Monday Club, being Chairman of its Defence Study Group in 1996. He was Knighted in 1994. On 13 May 2005 it was announced that he would be created a life peer, and the peerage was gazetted on 17 June 2005 as Baron Hamilton of Epsom, of West Anstey in the County of Devon.
Hamilton is a bridge player. He is a member of the Lords bridge team and the All Party Parliamentary Bridge Group.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Archie Hamilton
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|Member of Parliament for Epsom and Ewell
|Chairman of the 1922 Committee
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