Eric Lubbock

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Eric Reginald Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury, PC (29 September 1928-14 February 2016) is an English politician. A Liberal Member of Parliament from 1962 to 1970, he succeeded as Baron Avebury in 1971. In 1999, when the House of Lords was reformed, he was elected as a Liberal Democrat representative peer.

A descendant of William Lubbock (1701–54), he is 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. His cousin John Lubbock, 3rd Baron Avebury died without a male heir in 1971, and Lubbock succeeded him.

He was educated at Upper Canada College, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Harrow School and he read Engineering Science at Balliol College, Oxford.

Lord Avebury lived in Camberwell, London. His Liberal Democrat party profile notes that he cycled to the House of Lords from Camberwell in 17 minutes. He was a Buddhist.

See also: Lord Avebury, RIP