Bodies found on Lord Selborne's estate

Lord Selborne Credit: Meridian

Lord Selborne's staff are 'too distraught' to talk. John Palmer, aged 72, is the fourth Earl of Selborne. He succeeded the titles of his grandfather - Roundell Palmer, 3rd Earl of Selborne - in 1971. He is a member of the Conservative party and entered the House of Lords in 1992.

He has been married to Joanna van Antwerp James since 1969. They have four children - Emily Palmer, George Palmer, William Palmer - Viscount Wolmer - and Luke Palmer. Lord Selborne was educated first at St. Ronan's School, Hawkhurst, then Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford.


Tributes to dead fruit pickers

Two people have been found dead on the Hampshire estate of a Conservative peer.