Richard Fletcher-Vane, 2nd Baron Inglewood

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The Lord Inglewood

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Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Broadcasting and Tourism
In office
8 July 1995 – 2 May 1997
Prime MinisterJohn Major
Preceded byThe Viscount Astor
Succeeded byMark Fisher
Government Deputy Chief Whip in the House of Lords
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
In office
12 January 1995 – 8 July 1995
Prime MinisterJohn Major
Preceded byThe Earl of Arran
Succeeded byThe Lord Chesham
Lord-in-waiting
Government Whip
In office
21 July 1994 – 12 January 1995
Prime MinisterJohn Major
Preceded byThe Lord Annaly
Succeeded byThe Earl of Lindsay
Member of the European Parliament
In office
10 June 1999 – 9 June 2004
Preceded byconstituency established
Succeeded byJohn Whittaker
ConstituencyNorth West England
In office
15 June 1989 – 9 June 1994
Preceded bySheila Faith
Succeeded byTony Cunningham
ConstituencyCumbria and Lancashire North
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
23 November 1989
Hereditary Peerage
Preceded byThe 1st Baron Inglewood
Personal details
Born (1951-07-31) July 31, 1951 (age 68)
Political partyNon-affiliated
Other political
affiliations
Conservative Party (until 2018)

William Richard Fletcher-Vane, 2nd Baron Inglewood DL, usually called Richard Inglewood (born 31 July 1951) is a former Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.

He was Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Cumbria and Lancashire North from 1989 to 1994, and for North West England from 1999 to 2004. He inherited his title from his father in 1989, the same year he was first elected to the European Parliament. He remained a member of the House of Lords after the House of Lords Act 1999 after his election by fellow hereditary peers.

He has been a Deputy Lieutenant of Cumbria since 1993 and was appointed Vice Lord-Lieutenant in 2013. He is currently the non-executive chairman of CN group, a publisher of media across North-West England [1] and chairman of the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Inglewood is the eldest son of former Conservative Member of Parliament William Fletcher-Vane and his wife Mary née Proby. He was educated at Eton and at Trinity College, Cambridge, and was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1975. He married Cressida Pemberton-Pigott in 1986. They have one son, Henry William Frederick Fletcher-Vane born in 1990, and two daughters.

His home is Hutton-in-the-Forest in Cumbria.

Political career[edit]

At the 1983 general election, he stood as the Conservative candidate in the safe Labour constituency of Houghton and Washington, where he finished third with 24% of the votes.

At the European Parliament election, 1984 he stood unsuccessfully in the Durham constituency, but at the 1989 election he was elected as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Cumbria and Lancashire North. He lost his seat the 1994 election, but at the European Parliament election, 1999 he was elected for the new North West England constituency. He did not contest the 2004 election.

He was a government whip in the Lords from 1994–95, serving as Deputy Chief Whip from January to July 1995. He was then appointed as a junior minister in the Department of National Heritage, serving until the Conservatives lost office at the 1997 general election.

Titles and styles[edit]

  • Richard Fletcher-Vane Esq (1951–64)
  • The Hon. Richard Fletcher-Vane (1964–89)
  • The Rt. Hon. The Lord Inglewood MEP (1989–93)
  • The Rt. Hon. The Lord Inglewood DL MEP (1993–94)
  • The Rt. Hon. The Lord Inglewood DL (1994–99)
  • The Rt. Hon. The Lord Inglewood DL MEP (1999–2004)
  • The Rt. Hon. The Lord Inglewood DL (2004–)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directors". CN Group.
  2. ^ "Cumbria LEP names new Chairman". Place NorthWest.
Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Annaly
Lord-in-waiting
1994–1995
Succeeded by
The Earl of Lindsay
Preceded by
The Earl of Arran
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
1995
Succeeded by
The Lord Chesham
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Fletcher-Vane
Baron Inglewood
1989–present
Incumbent
Heir apparent:
Hon. Henry Fletcher-Vane