David Pollock, 3rd Viscount Hanworth

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David Stephen Geoffrey Pollock, 3rd Viscount Hanworth (born 16 February 1946) is a British hereditary peer, academic and an elected Labour member of the House of Lords.

Insignia of Baronet

Hanworth was educated at Wellington College and has taken a Doctorate of Philosophy (DPhil) at the University of Sussex. He is currently Professor of Econometrics and Computational Statistics at the University of Leicester, where he lectures in Mathematical Statistics, Econometrics and Environmental Sciences.[1] He has been elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society.

Hanworth succeeded to the viscountcy (and baronetcy) upon his father's death in 1996 and took his seat in the House of Lords until the House of Lords Act in 1999 removed his automatic right to sit in Parliament. He refrained from standing as a candidate in the election by Labour hereditary peers to select two of their number to remain in Parliament after this Act came into force.[2] Hanworth was unsuccessful in the following by-election occasioned by the death of Lord Milner in 2003. A determined parliamentarian, in 2011, he was returned to the Upper House after winning the HoL by-election to replace Lord Strabolgi.[3][4]

He and his wife, Elizabeth (The Viscountess Hanworth), daughter of Lawrence Vambe MBE, live in London. They have two daughters: Cecile and Charlotte.


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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
David Bertram Pollock
Viscount Hanworth