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|Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:50 pm Post subject: Barony of Newton of Braintree family update
|The Baron Newton of Braintree, OBE, DL, who, as Anthony Newton was Conservative MP for Braintree, died 25 March, 2012, aged 74.
Tony Newton served in the administrations of Margaret Thatcher and John Major as Secretary of State for Social Security, asnd was created a life peer on leaving the Commons.
He was born 29 Aug 1937, and married (i) in 1962 (div 1986), Janet Huxley, by whom he had 2 daughters; married (ii) Patricia Gilthorpe.