Viscount Rochdale

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Viscount Rochdale, of Rochdale in the County Palatine of Lancaster, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1960 for John Kemp, 2nd Baron Rochdale. He was Chairman of the woollen manufacturing firm of Kelsall & Kemp Ltd and a former President of the National Union of Manufacturers and Governor of the BBC. The title of Baron Rochdale, of Rochdale in the County Palatine of Lancaster, was created in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1913 for his father, George Kemp. He was Chairman of Kelsall & Kemp Ltd, a Brigadier-General in the Army, and former Member of Parliament for South East Lancashire and Manchester North West. As of 2017 the titles are held by the first Viscount's grandson, the third Viscount, who succeeded his father in 2015.

Barons Rochdale (1913)[edit]

Viscounts Rochdale (1960)[edit]

The heir presumptive is the present holder's nephew George Thomas Kemp (b. 2001).

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