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At the May 2011 local council elections, Lord Stockton was elected as a Conservative councillor on South Bucks district council.
More DetailsHide DetailsBoth his father Maurice Macmillan (1921–1984) and his grandfather preceded him as Chairman of Macmillan Publishers Ltd., the publishing house long owned by the family. Stockton sold it to the German Holtzbrinck group. He ranked 253rd in the Sunday Times 2004 Rich List, with an estimated wealth of £165m.
Lord Stockton renovated Hayne Manor with his current wife Miranda, in Devon, and listed it for sale.
One of his more recent public appearances came on 29 April 2002, when he appeared alongside several other relatives of deceased former Prime Ministers, as well as the then Prime Minister Tony Blair and the four surviving former Prime Ministers, for a dinner at Buckingham Palace which formed part of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee celebrations.
Lord Stockton is Vice President of the Royal Crescent Society, Bath.
He has several times been an unsuccessful candidate in the by-elections held among hereditary peers for a seat in the House of Lords: in 2007 he came third in a contest to replace Lord Mowbray, coming third behind the winner, Lord Cathcart, and Lord Younger of Leckie; in the 2010 by-election to replace Lord Northesk, he came second behind Lord Younger of Leckie; and in 2011 he lost to Lord Hanworth in a ballot for the seat of the deceased Lord Strabolgi.
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