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The Lord Hamilton of Epsom PC

Member of Parliament
for Epsom and Ewell
In office
27 April 1978 – 7 June 2001
Preceded by Peter Rawlinson
Succeeded by Chris Grayling

Born 30 December 1941 (1941-12-30) (age 68)
Nationality Birtish
Political party Conservative

Archibald Gavin Hamilton, Baron Hamilton of Epsom, PC (born 30 December 1941) is a British Conservative politician. He is the second son of the 3rd Baron Hamilton of Dalzell and younger brother of the 4th Baron Hamilton of Dalzell.

He was born at Beckington Castle, Beckington, Somerset, which was then his parents' country house.[1]

Hamilton was a Conservative Member of Parliament for Epsom & Ewell from 1978 to 2001. He served as a junior minister at the Ministry of Defence from 1986 to 1993, and later became chairman of the 1922 committee.

He was also an early member of the Conservative Monday Club, being Chairman of its Defence Study Group in 1966.

On 13 May 2005 it was announced that he would be created a life peer, and the peerage was gazetted on 17 June 2005 as Baron Hamilton of Epsom, of West Anstey in the County of Devon.

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Peter Rawlinson
Member of Parliament for Epsom and Ewell
Succeeded by
Chris Grayling
Political offices
Preceded by
Marcus Fox
Chairman of the 1922 Committee
Succeeded by
Michael Spicer


  1. ^ 'Births' column in The Times, Friday, Jan 2, 1942, p. 1


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