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.

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