Henry Plumb, Baron Plumb

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The Lord Plumb

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Plumb in 2001
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
27 April 1987 – 3 November 2017
Life peerage
President of the European Parliament
In office
January 1987 – July 1989
Preceded byPierre Pflimlin
Succeeded byEnrique Barón
Leader of the Conservatives in the European Parliament
In office
9 February 1982 – 7 July 1987
Preceded byJames Scott-Hopkins
Succeeded byChristopher Prout
Member of the European Parliament
for Cotswolds
In office
7 June 1979 – 10 June 1999
Preceded byConstituency created
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Born
Charles Henry Plumb

(1925-03-27)27 March 1925
Warwickshire, England
Died15 April 2022(2022-04-15) (aged 97)
Political partyConservative
Other political
affiliations
European Democrats
Occupation
  • Farmer
  • MEP

Charles Henry Plumb, Baron Plumb, DL (27 March 1925 – 15 April 2022) was 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.

Plumb died on 15 April 2022, aged 97.[3]

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.
  3. Tributes paid to former NFU President Lord Plumb who has died aged 97