_. The Lord Wade of Chorlton, a life peer, died 8 June, 2018, aged 85.
The peer was a farmer and cheese master, and a joint Treasurer of the Conservative Party 1982-90.
William Oulton Wade was born 24 Dec, 1932, the son of Samuel Norman Wade, by his wife the former Joan Ferris Wild; married 1959, Gillian Margaret Leete, by whom he had a son and a daughter.
In 1982 he was knighted, and in 1990 he was created a life peer as Baron Wade of Chorlton, of Chester in the County of Cheshire.
He served as a JP for Cheshire.