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The Lord Risby

Life peer


The Lord Risby was born Richard John Grenville Spring on 24 September 1946 in South Africa, and is a Conservative Life peer sitting in the House of Lords since 24 December 2010. He previously sat in the House Of Commons as MP for West Suffolk and Bury St Edmunds.


Currently sitting on the EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (since June 2015), Lord Risby does not chair at this time.

He has in the past sat on Home Affairs Committee (Jan 2006 to Jun 2007), Deregulation (Jul 1997 to Dec 1997), Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (May 1995 to Mar 1997), Health Committee (May 1995 to Jun 1996), Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (Nov 1994 to Nov 1994), Employment (Apr 1992 to May 1994).


He was Vice-Chair, Conservative Party.

You can contact Lord Risby in the following ways:


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW

Phone : 020 7219 5353

Fax : 020 7219 5979

Email : contactholmember@parliament.uk