Viscount Oxfuird, who lived in Stoke, died over the weekend. Sir George paid tribute to his work and life.
"I was fortunate enough to see George Oxfuird in action both at Westminster and here in Hampshire. At Westminster, he was one of the few hereditary peers who was elected by his fellow peers to the new House of Lords - testimony of the respect in which he was held. He loved Parliament, and worked hard, often behind the scenes, to ensure that the House of Lords did its job of revising legislation from the Commons. Here in Hampshire, he played an active part in social and charitable life in St Mary Bourne and Stoke. He was always cheerful - and full of kindness. As an engineer by profession, he once mended my tandem!
Our thoughts are very much with Lady Oxfuird and their family - he leaves behind a very large gap in all our lives."