William Legge, 10th Earl of Dartmouth

William Legge, 10th Earl of Dartmouth FCA (born 23 September 1949), styled Viscount Lewisham from 1962 to 1997, is a British politician and hereditary peer, usually known as William Dartmouth.


The Earl of Dartmouth

Deputy Chair of the UK Independence Party
In office
24 February 2016  22 January 2018
Served alongside
Diane James (2016)
Suzanne Evans (2016–2017)
LeaderNigel Farage
Diane James
Paul Nuttall
Steve Crowther[1] (acting)
Henry Bolton
Preceded byNeil Hamilton
Succeeded byMargot Parker
UKIP Spokesperson for International Trade
In office
24 February 2016  22 January 2018
Preceded byRoger Knapman
Succeeded byVacant
Member of the European Parliament for South West England
In office
14 July 2009  1 July 2019
Preceded byRoger Knapman
Succeeded byJames Glancy
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
14 December 1997  11 November 1999
Hereditary peerage
Preceded byGerald Legge
Succeeded byHouse of Lords Act 1999
Personal details
Born (1949-09-23) 23 September 1949 (age 71)
Westminster, London, England
Political partyIndependent (2018–present)
UK Independence Party (2007–2018)
Other political
affiliations
Conservative (before 2007)
Spouse(s)
Fiona Campbell
(m. 2009)
Children1
MotherRaine McCorquodale
FatherGerald Legge, 9th Earl of Dartmouth
EducationEton College
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford
Harvard Business School
Websitewilliamdartmouth.com

From 2009 to 2019, Dartmouth sat in the European Parliament as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for South West England. He was elected for the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and served as national spokesman on trade from 2010 to 2018.[2] He resigned from UKIP in 2018 due to his dissatisfaction with the way the party was changing.