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. Following the death of Lord Healey in October 2015, Ezra became the oldest sitting member of the House of Lords.[6]

Derek Ezra Award[edit]

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


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