Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Lord Ashton of Hyde

Biography

Lord Ashton of Hyde was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport in July 2016. He was previously appointed a Lord in Waiting (Whip) in the House of Lords in July 2014.

Education

He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Oxford.

Political career

Lord Ashton was elected to the Lords as a hereditary Peer in 2011 and before joining the government was a member of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Arctic.

Career outside politics

He served in the Royal Hussars and the Royal Wessex Yeomanry. Prior to joining the government Lord Ashton was Chief Executive Officer of Faraday Underwriting Ltd and sat on the Council of Lloyd’s. He was a member of the Royal College of Defence Studies’ 2013/14 course.

Personal life

Lord Ashton is married with 4 daughters.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State supports the work of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Ministerial responsibilities:

  • Ceremonials
  • DCMS business in the Lords
  • First World War commemorations

Previous roles in government

  1. Lord in Waiting (Government Whip)

    • 2014 to 2017

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