Henry Plumb, Baron Plumb

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The Lord Plumb

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15th President of the European Parliament
In office
January 1987 – July 1989
Preceded byPierre Pflimlin
Succeeded byEnrique Barón Crespo
Member of the European Parliament
for Cotswolds
In office
7 June 1979 – 10 June 1999
Preceded byConstituency created
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Born (1925-03-27) 27 March 1925 (age 96)
Caleshill, Warwickshire
Political partyConservatives, European Democrats

Charles Henry Plumb, Baron Plumb, DL (born 27 March 1925) is a British farmer turned politician. He was the leader of the National Farmers Union.

Plumb later became active in the Conservative Party and was elected as a Member of the European Parliament. He served as an MEP from 1979 to 1999, serving as President of the European Parliament from 1987 to 1989, the only Briton to hold the post.[1]

Plumb was made a Life peer as Baron Plumb, of Coleshill in the County of Warwickshire on 6 April 1987.[2] He was also Chancellor of Coventry University between 1995 and 2007 and a founder of leading EU lobbying law firm Alber & Geiger.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lord Charles Henry Plumb". Website. Alber & Geiger. Archived from the original on 30 September 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
  2. "No. 50886". The London Gazette. 9 April 1087. p. 4745.