Anthony Gueterbock, 18th Baron Berkeley

The Right Honourable
The Lord Berkeley
Personal details
Born (1939-09-20) 20 September 1939
Sutton, Surrey, England
Political party Labour
Alma mater Eton College
Trinity College, Cambridge
Occupation Parliamentarian

Anthony Fitzhardinge Gueterbock, 18th Baron Berkeley and Baron Gueterbock, OBE, CEng, MICE, Hon FIMechE, Hon DSc, FRSA, FCIT (born 20 September 1939), also known as Tony Berkeley, is a British Labour politician. He is both an English Hereditary Peer and a life peer.

Eton College

After being educated at Eton College, Gueterbock went up to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated MA. He then embarked upon a career in civil engineering, joining George Wimpey plc where he worked as an engineer until 1985.[1] For the next ten years he worked as an engineer for Eurotunnel '85'95.[1]

Gueterbock inherited his ancestors' ancient title of Baron Berkeley in 1992, succeeding his aunt Mary Foley-Berkeley, 17th Baroness Berkeley. Berkeley was created a Life Peer too in 2000 as Baron Gueterbock, of Cranford in the London Borough of Hillingdon[1] so as to remain sitting as a Labour peer in the House of Lords, following the removal of hereditary peers' automatic right to seats in Parliament.

Since Lord Berkeley first entered the House of Lords in 1992, he has held the positions of Opposition Spokesperson for Transport 1996-97 and Opposition Whip 1996-97.[2]

Lord Berkeley is the Secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group and has asked many questions in the House of Lords on Transport matters including about bicycles on trains.[3] Berkeley has also tabled questions about police conduct with regards to civil liberties.[4][5] He has also questioned restrictions on peers bringing guests into the House of Lords during a visit by US President Barack Obama.[6]

He is chairman of the Rail Freight Group, the industry representative body of the rail freight sector, and a Board Member of the European Rail Freight Association. He is also a trustee of Plymouth Marine Laboratory.[7] He lives in Polruan, Cornwall.

Lord Berkeley is President of the UK Maritime Pilots' Association[8] and a Harbour Commissioner of the Port of Fowey.


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Peerage of England
Preceded by
Mary Foley-Berkeley
Baron Berkeley
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