Hugh Cavendish, Baron Cavendish of Furness
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(Richard) Hugh Cavendish, Baron Cavendish of Furness DL FRSA (born 2 November 1941), who usually uses the name Hugh Cavendish, is a British Conservative politician and landowner. He owns Holker Hall, and its 17,000 acre estate, which overlooks Morecambe Bay in Cumbria. The property became part of his branch of the family's inheritance via his grandfather, Lord Richard Frederick Cavendish.
Educated at Eton College.
He was created a life peer as Baron Cavendish of Furness, of Cartmel in the County of Cumbria, by Margaret Thatcher in 1990 and is third in line to the dukedom of Devonshire. Cavendish married Grania Mary Caulfield in 1970 and they have three children. He served as a Lord-in-Waiting (1990–1992).
He is the Chairman of the Holker Estate Group. He has also chaired the Morecambe and Lonsdale Conservative Association (1975–1978) and the Board of Governors of St Anne's School, Windermere (1983–1989). He is currently a director of Nirex Ltd (since 1993) and was the High Sheriff of Cumbria (1978) and a member of the Cumbria County Council (1985–1990). He became President of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain in 2008. He is also chairman of the Burlington Stone Company.
Lord C as he is also known is the President of South Cumbria Rivers Trust.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Lord Cavendish of Furness
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