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The Lord Ashton of Hyde

Excepted Hereditary


The Lord Ashton of Hyde was born Thomas Henry Ashton on 18 July 1958 , and is a Conservative Excepted Hereditary peer sitting in the House of Lords since 25 July 2011.


Currently sitting on the Consultative Panel on Parliamentary Security (since June 2015), Lord Ashton of Hyde does not chair at this time.

He has in the past sat on Insurance Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (Nov 2014 to Dec 2014), The Arctic (Jun 2014 to Jul 2014).


Lord Ashton of Hyde is currently Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport), a government position he has held since July 2016.

In addition to this role, he is also Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip).

You can contact Lord Ashton of Hyde in the following ways:


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW

Phone : 020 7219 5353

Fax : 020 7219 5979

Email : contactholmember@parliament.uk


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 100 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2BQ

Email : DCMSLordsMinister@culture.gov.uk