Benjamin Mancroft, 3rd Baron Mancroft

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Benjamin Lloyd Stormont Mancroft, 3rd Baron Mancroft (born 16 May 1957) is a British peer, businessman and Conservative Party politician.

Early life[edit]

Mancroft was born on 16 May 1957. He is the son of the 2nd Baron Mancroft and Diana Lloyd. He was educated at Eton College, an all-boys public school in Berkshire.

Career[edit]

Between 1987 and 1998, Mancroft was joint master of the Vale of White Horse Fox Hounds and is chair of Addiction Recovery Foundation since 1989. He was director of Phoenix House Housing Association from 1991 to 1996 and vice-chairman from 1992 to 1996. He was further deputy chair of the British Field Sports Society from 1992 and 1997, President of the Alliance of Independent Retailers from 1996 to 2000 and is chair of the Drug and Alcohol Foundation since 1994. Since 1997, he is director of Countryside Alliance and since 2005 vice-chairman.

Mancroft has been Chairman of Inter Lotto since 1995 and was Chairman of Scratch-n-Win Lotteries from 1995 to 1998. He is non-executive director of St Martin's Magazines plc and of Rok Corporation since 2003. Since 2006, he is further Chairman of New Media Lottery Services.

Political career[edit]

In 1987, he succeeded to his father's titles and became the 3rd Baron Mancroft. He entered the House of Lords on 23 February 1988 and sits as a Conservative.[1] In 1999, he was one of the ninety hereditary peers elected to remain in the House of Lords after the House of Lords Act 1999.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Lord Mancroft has been married to Emma Peart, daughter of Thomas Peart and his wife Gabriel since 1990; they have two sons, including his heir Arthur Louis Stormont Mancroft, and one daughter, Georgia Esme Mancroft.[3]

Controversy[edit]

In February 2008, Mancroft claimed that NHS nurses who had treated him at the Royal United Hospital in Bath were "grubby, drunken and promiscuous". The hospital's Chief Executive, James Scott, called the accusations "damaging and distressing", and requested that the peer retract them. Mancroft has so far refused to do this, or to apologise.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Lord Mancroft". UK Parliament Website. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Lord Mancroft". Democracy Live. BBC. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  3. ^ thePeerage.com - Person Page 8082
  4. ^ "Anger over grubby nurses 'slur'". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. 29 February 2008. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 

References[edit]

Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Stormont Mancroft
Baron Mancroft
1987 to present
Incumbent