Jamie Borwick, 5th Baron Borwick

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The Lord Borwick
Member of the House of Lords
as an elected hereditary peer
26 July 2013
By-election26 July 2013
Preceded byLord Reay
Personal details
Geoffrey Robert James Borwick

(1955-03-07) 7 March 1955 (age 69)
Political partyConservative
(m. 1981)
Children3 sons, 1 daughter
ParentThe Hon. Robin Borwick
EducationSandroyd School
Eton College
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Geoffrey Robert James Borwick, 5th Baron Borwick (born 7 March 1955), is a British businessman, hereditary peer and member of the House of Lords.

Early life[edit]

Born on 7 March 1955, the elder son of the Hon. Robin Borwick (1927–2003) and the Hon. Patricia née McAlpine (1927–2009), only daughter of Lord McAlpine of Moffatt, he was educated at Sandroyd School then Eton College.

He succeeded to the family barony and baronetcy in 2007, upon the death of his uncle, the 4th Baron Borwick, MC.


Borwick became Chief Executive (from 1987 to 2001) of Manganese Bronze Holdings plc, best known for making London Taxis, and then Chairman until 2003.

Borwick was founder and owner of electric truck producer Modec in Coventry in 2004. The company entered administration in March 2011 with debts of over £40m. He was Chairman of Route2Mobility Ltd, funding wheelchairs and scooters for disabled people as part of the UK's Motability scheme, until October 2010. He was also a Deputy Chairman of the board of British Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership.[1]

Lord Borwick's other business appointments include as Chairman of Countryside Properties (Bicester) Ltd, and Chairman of Federated Trust Corporation Ltd. He was a non-executive Director of Hansa Trust plc from 1984 until 2012.

Elected in the hereditary peers by-election of 16 July 2013, replacing the late Lord Reay,[2] Lord Borwick sits on the Conservative benches in the House of Lords.[3]


Lord Borwick is a Trustee of the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity, having retired from the British Lung Foundation after 2 terms of 6 years as Trustee.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Borwick married Victoria Poore in 1981,[5] a former Conservative MP, London Assembly Member and Deputy Mayor of London.[6]

Lord and Lady Borwick have three sons and a daughter:[7]
Their eldest son, the Hon. Edwin Borwick, is heir apparent to the family titles and their 2nd son, the Hon. Thomas Borwick, is the Conservative Party digital media strategist, previously for Vote Leave.[8]


Coat of arms of Jamie Borwick, 5th Baron Borwick
Upon a Mount Proper in front of a Staff raguly erect Azure a Stag browsing Or attired Sable.
Argent three Escarbuncles fesswise Sable between as many Bears’ Heads erased of the last muzzled Or.
On either side a Bear Sable muzzled and charged on the shoulder with an Escarbuncle Or.
Fugit [9]
Electric Modec van near Tower Bridge

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Board - Cutting Carbon Output Advisory Group". Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2010.
  2. ^ Beamish, David. "Clerk of the Parliaments" (PDF). Whole-House Hereditary Peers’ By-election, July 2013: result. House of Lords. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  3. ^ Beamish, David. "Clerk of the Parliaments" (PDF). Candidature statements. House of Lords. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Our trustees". British Lung Foundation. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  5. ^ Mosley, Charles (ed.) (2003). Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 107th edn. London: Burke's Peerage & Gentry Ltd. p. 443 (BORWICK, B). ISBN 0-9711966-2-1. {{cite book}}: |first= has generic name (help)
  6. ^ Simpson, Fiona (9 June 2017). "General Election 2017: Labour's Emma Dent Coad wins Kensington seat after THIRD recount". Evening Standard. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Borwick, 5 Baron" in "Debrett's People of Today, 2014".
  8. ^ Geoghegan, Peter. "Revealed: Former Vote Leave data chief accused of pro-Tory 'disinformation'". Open Democracy. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  9. ^ Burke's Peerage & Baronetage. 1949.

External links[edit]

Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Borwick
(4th Baron)

Baron Borwick

Heir apparent:
Hon. Edwin Borwick
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Elected hereditary peer to the House of Lords
under the House of Lords Act 1999
Succeeded by
In office for life
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Borwick
(4th Baronet)

(of Eden Lacy)
Heir apparent:
Hon. Edwin Borwick