Christopher Suenson-Taylor, 3rd Baron Grantchester

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The Lord Grantchester
Born (1951-04-08) April 8, 1951 (age 63)
Residence Crewe
Occupation Dairy farmer, Politician
Known for Former Everton F.C. director
Political party
Labour

Christopher John Suenson-Taylor, 3rd Baron Grantchester (born 8 April 1951) is a British peer and Labour politician.

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of the 2nd Baron Grantchester and Lady Grantchester (née Betty Moores) and was educated at Winchester College, where he was in the school football team, and at the London School of Economics, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in economics.

Lord Grantchester married Jacqueline Jaffé in 1973; they have two sons, including his heir apparent Jesse David Suenson-Taylor, and two daughters.

Business and charitable interests[edit]

Littlewoods[edit]

Lord Grantchester is the grandson of John Moores and his mother is nominal head of the Moores family, founders of the Liverpool-based Littlewoods football pools and retailing businesses. In the Sunday Times Rich List 2007 the Moores' family wealth was estimated at £1,200m. Lord Grantchester is a former director of Littlewoods.

Football[edit]

He was a director of his favoured football team Everton F.C. He has frequently been listed in the FourFourTwo rich list because he owns 8% of Everton. He left the Everton board in December 2000. He is a Trustee of The Foundation for Sport and the Arts. He is also a trustee of the David France Collection, the world's largest club specific football memorabilia collection.

Dairy farming[edit]

Lord Grantchester runs a dairy farm near Crewe, Cheshire. He is chairman of the South West Cheshire Dairy Association, a Council Member of the Cheshire Agricultural Society and of the Royal Agricultural Society.

Lord Grantchester was the chairman of one of the UK's largest milk and cheese businesses, Dairy Farmers of Britain, accounting for 10% of the UK milk market, as at the time of its receivership on 3 June 2009.[1]

House of Lords[edit]

In 1995, he succeeded to his father's title. He replaced the deceased Lord Milner of Leeds as one of the 92 hereditary peers remaining in the House of Lords under the House of Lords Act 1999 after defeating Viscount Hanworth by two votes to one in a by-election for the Labour seat in October 2003.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boyle, Catherine (4 June 2009). "Dairy Farmer of Britain calls in receivers". The Times (London). Retrieved 30 April 2010. 
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Kenneth Suenson-Taylor
Baron Grantchester
1995–present
Succeeded by
(current incumbent)