Nicholas Bonsor

The Right Honourable
Sir Nicholas Bonsor
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
In office
5 July 1995  5 May 1997
Preceded by Douglas Hogg
Succeeded by Derek Fatchett
Member of Parliament for Upminster
In office
9 June 1983  1 May 1997
Preceded by John Loveridge
Succeeded by Keith Darvill
Member of Parliament for Nantwich
In office
3 May 1979  9 June 1983
Preceded by John Cockroft
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Personal details
Born (1942-12-09) 9 December 1942
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Residence Soulbury, Buckinghamshire
Alma mater Eton College, Keble College, Oxford

Sir Nicholas Cosmo Bonsor, 4th Baronet, DL (born 9 December 1942) is a British Conservative politician.

Early life

He was educated at Eton College and Keble College, Oxford.

Political career

Having unsuccessfully fought Newcastle-under-Lyme in both February and October 1974 elections, Bonsor was Member of Parliament for Nantwich from 1979 to 1983, then for Upminster from 1983 until he lost the seat to Labour's Keith Darvill in 1997. He was Minister of State for Foreign Affairs from 1995 to 1997 and practised as a barrister in London.

Post-Parliamentary career

He lives at Liscombe Park near Soulbury in Buckinghamshire and is a Deputy Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire.

He pledged support, by appearing together in a public meeting, to Nigel Farage MEP in his 2010 general election campaign for the Buckingham constituency, standing against the speaker of the House (standing for re-election), John Bercow.

He is a Vice-President of the Standing Council of the Baronetage.[1]


Sir Nicholas is the elder son of the late Sir Bryan Bonsor (1916–1977) and his wife Elizabeth Hambro (1920–1995). In 1969, he married Hon. Nadine Marisa Lampson, now the Hon. Lady Bonsor, a daughter of Graham Curtis Lampson, 2nd Baron Killearn. They have had five children, including elder son and heir Alexander Cosmo Walrond Bonsor (b. 1976) and twin daughters.



Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Cockroft
Member of Parliament for Nantwich
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
John Loveridge
Member of Parliament for Upminster
Succeeded by
Keith Darvill
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Bryan Cosmo Bonsor
(of Kingswood)

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