Death of the Earl of Northesk

30 March 2010

The Earl of Northesk, an hereditary Peer and Conservative Member of the House of Lords, died on 28 March.

The Earl of Northesk first entered the House of Lords in 1994 and was elected to remain as an hereditary Peer in 1999. Between 2001-02 he served as Opposition spokesperson for the Cabinet Office, Treasury, and Work and Pensions.

As a Member by virtue of an hereditary peerage, his seat in the House of Lords will be filled following a by-election, in which Conservative hereditary Peers will be entitled to vote.

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