Sir Nicholas Bonsor
|Minister of State for Foreign Affairs|
5 July 1995 – 5 May 1997
|Prime Minister||John Major|
|Preceded by||Douglas Hogg|
|Succeeded by||Tony Lloyd|
|Member of Parliament for Upminster|
9 June 1983 – 1 May 1997
|Preceded by||John Loveridge|
|Succeeded by||Keith Darvill|
|Member of Parliament for Nantwich|
3 May 1979 – 9 June 1983
|Preceded by||John Cockroft|
|Succeeded by||Constituency abolished|
|Born||9 December 1942|
|Alma mater||Eton College|
Keble College, Oxford
Having unsuccessfully fought Newcastle-under-Lyme in both February and October 1974 elections, Bonsor was Member of Parliament for Nantwich from 1979 to 1983, then for Upminster from 1983 until he lost the seat to Labour's Keith Darvill in 1997. He was Minister of State for Foreign Affairs from 1995 to 1997 and practised as a barrister in London.
In 1994, just before he became a minister, Bonsor had challenged the incumbent Sir Marcus Fox for the chairmanship of the influential 1922 Committee, and narrowly lost by 129 votes to 116. Bonsor, a Eurosceptic, had previously rebelled against the government by voting several times against the ratification of the Maastricht Treaty in the 1992-93 parliamentary session.
He pledged support, by appearing together in a public meeting, to Nigel Farage MEP in his 2010 general election campaign for the Buckingham constituency, standing against the speaker of the House (standing for re-election), John Bercow.
Sir Nicholas was the elder son of Sir Bryan Bonsor (1916–1977) and his wife Elizabeth Hambro (1920–1995). In 1969, he married Hon. Nadine Marisa Lampson, now the Hon. Lady Bonsor, a daughter of Graham Curtis Lampson, 2nd Baron Killearn. They have had five children, including elder son and heir Alexander Cosmo Walrond Bonsor (b. 1976) and twin daughters.
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Nicholas Bonsor
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Bryan Cosmo Bonsor
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