Viscount Eccles

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Viscount Eccles, of Chute in the County of Wiltshire, England, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1964 for the Conservative politician David Eccles, 1st Baron Eccles. He had already been created Baron Eccles, of Chute in the County of Wiltshire, in 1962. As of 2010 the titles are held by his son, the second Viscount, who succeeded in 1999. He is one of the ninety elected hereditary peers that remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, and sits as a Conservative. His wife Diana Eccles was created a life peer as Baroness Eccles of Moulton, of Moulton in the County of North Yorkshire, in 1990, making the couple an unusual husband and wife pair both sitting in the House of Lords. Lady Eccles of Moulton also sits on the Conservative benches.

The present Lord Eccles and his family are life tenants of Moulton Hall, Moulton, near Richmond, North Yorkshire, a 17th-century house, the property of the National Trust.

Viscounts Eccles (1964)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. William David Eccles (b. 1960)

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