Ivon Moore-Brabazon, 3rd Baron Brabazon of Tara

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Right Honourable
The Lord Brabazon of Tara
Chairman of Committees
In office
13 November 2002 – 1 May 2012
Preceded by The Lord Tordoff
Succeeded by The Lord Sewel
Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees
In office
20 June 2001 – 13 November 2002
Preceded by The Lord Tordoff
Succeeded by The Lord Grenfell
Personal details
Born (1946-12-20) 20 December 1946 (age 69)
Political party Conservative
Other political
Non-affiliated (2001–2012)

Ivon Anthony Moore-Brabazon, 3rd Baron Brabazon of Tara, PC DL (born 20 December 1946) is a British Conservative politician.

Lord Brabazon attended Harrow School and married Harriet Frances de Courcy Hamilton in 1979, with whom he had a son and a daughter. He has worked in the freight industry.

He sat in the House of Lords as a Conservative and from 1984 to 1986 was a House of Lords whip in Margaret Thatcher's government. He then became a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Transport, holding that post until 1989. Lord Brabazon was then made a Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. In early 1990, he returned to the Department of Transport as Minister of State, holding that post until leaving office at the 1992 general election.

With the passage of the House of Lords Act 1999, Brabazon along with almost all other hereditary peers lost his automatic right to sit in the House of Lords. He was however elected as one of the 92 elected hereditary peers to remain in the House of Lords pending completion of House of Lords reform.

In 2001, he was elected Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees, and as a result resigned the Conservative whip and became a non-affiliated member of the House of Lords.[1] This means that he is not associated with any party or with the Crossbenchers. He was the Chairman of Committees from 2002 to 2012, at which point he retook the Conservative whip.[2]

Lord Brabazon is a Deputy Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight.[3]

Marriage and children[edit]

He married Harriet Frances Hamilton, daughter of Mervyn Peter de Courcy Hamilton, on 8 September 1979. They have one son and one daughter:


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Lord Tordoff
Chairman of Committees, House of Lords
2002 – 2012
Succeeded by
The Lord Sewel
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Derek Moore-Brabazon
Baron Brabazon of Tara
Heir apparent:
Hon. Benjamin Moore-Brabazon