Robert Walpole, 10th Baron Walpole

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Robert Horatio Walpole, 10th Baron Walpole, JP (born 8 December 1938) is a British politician and one of ninety hereditary peers of the House of Lords.

Walpole is a relative of Sir Robert Walpole, the first British Prime Minister. He descends through Robert Walpole's father Robert Walpole. He was educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge, where he received a B.A. and an M.A. He served on the County Council of Norfolk for eleven years from 1970 to 1981,[1] then entered the House of Lords upon the death of his father. He is a crossbencher and was elected to continue serving in the Lords after the House of Lords Act 1999 prevented most hereditary peers from sitting in that body.[1]

His heir is Jonathan Robert Hugh Walpole (born 16 November 1967), a writer; he has six other children including Alice Walpole, the British Ambassador to Luxembourg by his first wife, the former MP Judith Chaplin.


Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Robert Walpole
Baron Walpole
1st creation
1989 - present
Heir apparent:
The Hon. Jonathan Robert Hugh Walpole