e passed away on Monday night in London after travelling down that day to attend the House of Lords on Tuesday. Conservative leader David Cameron said: “Leonard was a popular and active member of the House of Lords, and a good friend to the Conservative Party.
“He regularly offered me his sage advice and words of wisdom, which were always gratefully received. “My thoughts and prayers - and the condolences of the whole Party - go out to Beryl and Leonard’s family at this very difficult and sad time.”
Lord Steinberg was the founder and non-executive chairman of Stanley Leisure, which he established in Belfast in 1958 before moving the business to Liverpool in 1977 after he was shot by the Provisional Irish Republican Army who had demanded protection money.
Lord Steinberg was a lover of cricket and was made president of Lancashire County Cricket Club in 2007. Jim Cumbes, the club’s chief executive, said: “As president he was a great figurehead. “He was a very kind gentleman and we will certainly miss him.”