Life and career
Photograph of the House of Lords in session, 22 July 1982
Parliamentary Archives, PIC/P/910
Tufton Beamish was an army officer and Conservative MP for Lewes between 1945 and 1974. He subsequently became a member of the House of Lords. He was a passionate environmental campaigner and a member of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the Nature Conservancy Council. In 1954 he secured the passage of the Protection of Birds Act, which was at that time the longest private member's bill to go before the House of Commons. This section of the case study explores his life and career in Parliament.
When was Tufton Beamish elected to Parliament?
Tufton Beamish was passionate about the protection of wildlife. Find out more about his involvement with conservation legislation here.
What legislative change affecting nature conservation happened after the Protection of Birds Act (1954)?
What did Tufton Beamish achieve in his later life? When did he enter the House of Lords?
What was Tufton Beamish's early life like? Where did he grow up?