Frederick Ponsonby, 4th Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede

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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.

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


Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Ponsonby
Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede
Heir apparent:
Hon. Cameron Ponsonby