The Earl of Courtown
- Excepted Hereditary
The Earl of Courtown was born James Stopford on 19 March 1954 , and is a Conservative Excepted Hereditary peer sitting in the House of Lords since 24 July 1979.
Currently sitting on the Finance Committee (Lords) (since September 2016), Earl of Courtown does not chair at this time.
He has in the past sat on Digital Skills
Earl of Courtown is currently Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords) , a government position he has held since July 2016.
In the past, Earl of Courtown has held the position of Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (2015 to 2016) in government.
Earl of Courtown has the following focus areas :
Policy Interests - Agriculture, animals, food and rural affairs; Business, industry and consumers; Communities and families; Economy and finance; Employment and training.
UK Areas - West Country
World Areas - Ireland; Switzerland.