Having unsuccessfully fought Newcastle-under-Lyme in both 1974 elections, Bonsor was Member of Parliament for Nantwich from 1979 to 1983, then for Upminster from 1983 until he lost the seat to Labour's Keith Darvill in 1997. He was Minister of State for Foreign Affairs from 1995 to 1997 and practised as a barrister in London.
He has pledged support, by appearing together in a public meeting, to Nigel Farage MEP in his 2010 UK general election campaign for the Buckingham constituency, standing against the speaker of the House (standing for re-election), John Bercow.
Sir Nicholas is the elder son of the late Sir Bryan Bonsor (1916–1977) and his wife Elizabeth Hambro (1920–1995). In 1969, he married Hon. Nadine Marisa Lampson, now the Hon. Lady Bonsor, a daughter of Graham Curtis Lampson, 2nd Baron Killearn. They have had five children, including elder son and heir Alexander Cosmo Walrond Bonsor (b. 1976) and twin daughters.
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- Times Guide to the House of Commons, Times Newspapers Limited, 1997
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Nicholas Bonsor
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