Robert Walpole, 10th Baron Walpole


Robert Walpole, 10th Baron Walpole

Robert Horatio Walpole, 10th Baron Walpole, JP (born 8 December 1938) is a British politician and one of ninety elected hereditary peers of the House of Lords.

Walpole is a descendant of Sir Robert Walpole, the first British Prime Minister. He was educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge, where he received a B.A. and an M.A. He served on the County Council of Norfolk for eleven years, then entered the House of Lords upon the death of his father. He served on several committees, and was elected to continue serving in the Lords after the House of Lords Act 1999 prevented most hereditary peers from sitting in that body without election.

His heir is Jonathan Robert Hugh Walpole (born 16 November 1967, a writer; he has six other children.


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