David Pollock, 3rd Viscount Hanworth
Hanworth was educated at Wellington College and has taken a DPhil degree 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. He has been elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society.
Grandson of a foremost civil judge, 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 chose not to stand in the election by Labour hereditary peers to select two of their number to remain in Parliament after this Act came into force. Hanworth stood but was unsuccessful in the by-election caused by the death of Lord Milner in 2003. Willing to work in the Lords still, in 2011 he won the cross-house hereditary by-election to become one of fifteen 'deputy speakers', following the death of Lord Strabolgi, who was also Labour. He was therefore appointed/elected on the all hereditary-peer eligibility basis following a death of one of the 90 places which remain based on heredity.
- Hon. Cecile Pollock
- Hon. Charlotte Pollock
- "House of Lords By-election March 2011 - Candidature Statements" (PDF). Retrieved 27 March 2011.
- "United Kingdom Election Results - House of Lords Act: Hereditary Peers Elections (scroll down page to section headed 'Labour')". Retrieved 27 March 2011.
- "Results: Hereditary Peers’ By-election, March 2011" (PDF). Retrieved 27 March 2011.
- "The Economist - Democracy in action The House of Lords stages the oddest of elections". 24 March 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Viscount Hanworth
- Debrett's People of Today
- University of Leicester Staff Page
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
David Bertram Pollock
|This biography of a viscount in the peerage of the United Kingdom is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This biography article of a United Kingdom academic is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|