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 the White Horse Hunt and was chair of Addiction Recovery Foundation from 1989 - 2006, and patron until 2014. 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 - 2000 and was chair of the Drug and Alcohol Foundation from 1994 - 2005. Director of Countryside Alliance 1997, vice-chair 2005, chair 2013- 2015. He has been chair of the Standing Conference on Countryside Sports & Wildlife Management since 2009, and chair of the Masters of FoxHounds Association since 2014. He has been president of the Lotteries Council since 2005.

Mancroft was chair of Inter Lotto (UK) Ltd from 1995 until 2004, chair of Scratch-n-Win Lotteries from 1995 to 1998. He was director of St Martin's Magazines plc from 1995 - 2005 and director and vice chair of Rok Mobile Ltd from 2003 - 2007, Rok Corporation since 2003 and VP of Rok Mobile Inc 2007- 2012. From 2006 - 2009, he was chair of New Media Lottery Services PLC, listed on AIM in 2006. He was director of DJI Holdings Ltd (PLC 2015) 2008-2016, chair 2008 - 2013, and director of BNN Technology PLC from 2015 (chair 2016-2017), chair PYX Financial Group 2013 - 2015 and chair Landtrader (UK & Ireland) Ltd from 2017.

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 on 20 September 1990; they have one daughter and two sons:

  • Honourable Georgia Esmé Mancroft (25 April 1993)
  • Honourable Arthur Louis Stormont Mancroft (3 May 1995)
  • Honourable Maximilian Michael Mancroft (3 August 1998)

Styles of address[edit]

  • 16th May 1957- 14th September 1987: Honourable Benjamin Benjamin Lloyd Stormont Mancroft
  • 14th September 1987-:The Right Honourable The Lord Mancroft[a]

Arms[edit]

  1. ^ Although The Lord Mancroft was a baronet, by custom the post-nominal of "Bt" is omitted, as Peers of the Realm do not list subsidiary hereditary titles.

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 met him but refused to apologise.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Lord Mancroft". UK Parliament Website. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Lord Mancroft". Democracy Live. BBC. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "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–present
Incumbent
Heir apparent:
Hon. Arthur Mancroft