Richard Newby, Baron Newby
|The Right Honourable
The Lord Newby
|Deputy Chief Whip
of the House of Lords
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
3 May 2012
|Preceded by||The Lord Shutt of Greetland|
|Born||14 February 1953|
|Political party||Liberal Democrats|
|Alma mater||St. Catherine's College, Oxford|
Richard Mark Newby, Baron Newby, OBE (born 14 February 1953), is a British politician, currently serving as the Deputy Government Chief Whip in the House of Lords, the Captain of the Yeoman of the Guard, and the Liberal Democrat Chief Whip in the House of Lords.
Early life, education and career
The son of Frank and Kathleen Newby, he was educated at the Rothwell Grammar School and St Catherine's College, Oxford, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy, politics and economics in 1974 and was later awarded a Master of Arts degree.
On leaving university, Newby joined HM Customs and Excise where, having been chairman of the board, he became principal in charge of budget coordination in 1980.
After the SDP he became director of corporate affairs at Rosehaugh plc, a major property developer. He subsequently became a consultant on corporate social responsibility.
Newby worked extensively on programmes which used the power of sport to help motivate and educate children and young people. He was chair of sport at The Prince's Trust (1997-2012), chair of International Development Through Sport (a UK Sport charity) and chair of Sport for Life International, of which he remains patron.
He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1990 New Year Honours and was created a life peer with the title Baron Newby, of Rothwell in the County of West Yorkshire on 25 September 1997.
At the beginning of May 2012, Lord Newby was appointed the Liberal Democrat Chief Whip in the House of Lords, and at the same time was appointed the Deputy Government Chief Whip in the House of Lords and Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard.
In September 2012, he was appointed Treasury spokesman in the House of Lords.
Lord Newby has been married since 1978 to the Rev. Ailsa Ballantyne Newby (née Thomson, now the Team Rector of Putney); they have two sons.
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