Derek Ezra, Baron Ezra

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Derek Ezra, Baron Ezra MBE (born 23 February 1919) sits in the House of Lords as a Liberal Democrat Life Peer in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

Lord Ezra is a former chairman of the National Coal Board. He was a Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesman for Energy Matters from 1998-2005[1] and an Honorary Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge.

He first joined the Liberal Party in 1936 at university, when he joined Cambridge University Liberal Club, whose committee he later joined.[2] In 1945 he was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).[3] Ezra was knighted on 24 July 1974.[4] He was created a life peer as Baron Ezra, of Horsham in the County of West Sussex 2 February 1983.[5]

Lord Ezra is a Liveryman Honoris Causa of the Haberdashers' Company. He is widowed and currently lives in Belgravia.

Derek Ezra Award[edit]

The Combustion Engineering Association gives the Derek Ezra Award for "outstanding achievement in the study of combustion engineering".


  1. ^ "Lord Ezra". UK Parliament official website.
  2. ^ "About us". The Keynes Society.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 37204. p. 3954. 2 August 1945.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 46366. pp. 8535–8536. 8 October 1974.
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 49256. p. 1795. 7 February 1983.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alf Robens
Chairman of the National Coal Board
Succeeded by
Sir Norman Siddall