Frederick Ponsonby, 4th Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede

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The Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede
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Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
19 April 2000
Life peerage
In office
14 June 1990 – 11 November 1999
Hereditary peerage
Preceded byThe 3rd Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede
Succeeded bySeat abolished
(House of Lords Act 1999)
Personal details
Born27 October 1958
Political partyLabour

Frederick Matthew Thomas Ponsonby, 4th Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede (born 27 October 1958) is a British peer and Labour politician.


Frederick Ponsonby was the eldest child of Thomas Ponsonby, 3rd Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede (1930–1990), and his first wife Ursula Fox-Pitt. He succeeded his father as Baron Ponsonby in 1990. He sits for Labour and is a regular contributor in debates. He lost his seat in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999. However, in 2000 he was created a life peer as Baron Ponsonby of Roehampton, of Shulbrede in the County of West Sussex, and was able to return to the upper chamber of parliament.

He is a member of the Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill. [1]

Ponsonby is married and has two children, Eve (born 1991) and Cameron (1995).


  1. ^ "New appointments this week in UK politics, the civil service and public affairs". PoliticsHome. 11 March 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  2. ^ Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage. 2000.


Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Ponsonby
Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede
Member of the House of Lords
(1990–1999, 2000–present)
Heir apparent:
Hon. Cameron Ponsonby