Eric Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury, British politician, Died at 87

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Eric Reginald Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury was born on September 29, 1928, and died on February 14, 2016.

He was an English politician.

Eric Lubbock served as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Orpington from 1962 to 1970.

Lubbock then served in the House of Lords, having inherited the title of Baron Avebury in 1971, until his death.

When most hereditary peers were removed from the House of Lords, in 1999, Eric was elected by his fellow Liberal Democrats to remain.

Following his death, Eric was the longest serving Liberal Democrat peerHe served as a Lieutenant in the Welsh Guards and joined Rolls-Royce in 1951.

Whilst at the company, Lubbock was employed as a production manager (1951–1956) and as a production engineer (1956–1960).

When he joined the Liberal Party in 1960 and become a councillor the following year, He stood as his party’s candidate at the by-election victory at Orpington on March 15, 1962 and gained the seat with a majority of 7,855.

Also a descendant of William Lubbock (1701–54), Eric Lubbock was the son of the Honourable Maurice Fox Pitt Lubbock (the sixth son of John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury) and the Honourable Mary Katherine Adelaide Stanley, daughter of Arthur Lyulph Stanley, 5th Baron Sheffield and Stanley of Alderley.

Eric’s cousin John Lubbock, 3rd Baron Avebury died without a male heir in 1971, and Lubbock succeeded him.

Eric Lubbock passed away at 87 yrs old.