Baron Alistair Basil Lexden OBE (Kerrison 1955-1963)

He is a political historian who has spent most of his career in the central organisation of the Conservative Party. He was first Assistant, and then Deputy, Director of the Conservative Research Department from 1983 to 1997 and Director of the Conservative Political Centre, the Party’s educational wing responsible for coordinating political discussion in constituencies, from 1988 to 1997. He was awarded his OBE on 31 December 1987 and his peerage on 17 November 2010 for his career in education, authorship and politics. He becomes only 3rd OF to be awarded a peerage.