Henry Ashton, 4th Baron Ashton of Hyde

Thomas Henry Ashton, 4th Baron Ashton of Hyde PC (born 18 July 1958), has served as a Minister in HM Government since 2014 and by profession is an insurance broker. He succeeded to his family's peerage title on 2 August 2008.


The Lord Ashton of Hyde

Chief Whip of the House of Lords
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
Assumed office
26 July 2019
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byThe Lord Taylor of Holbeach
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Civil Society[1]
In office
13 July 2016  26 July 2019
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byRob Wilson
Succeeded byThe Baroness Barran
Lord-in-waiting
Government Whip
In office
15 July 2014  11 June 2017
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Theresa May
Preceded byThe Lord Bates
Succeeded byThe Lord Henley
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
5 September 2011
Hereditary Peerage
Preceded byThe 7th Earl of Onslow
Personal details
Born (1958-07-18) 18 July 1958 (age 63)
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Emma Louise Allinson
MotherPauline Trewlove Brackenbury (Dowager Lady Ashton of Hyde)
FatherThomas Ashton, 3rd Baron Ashton of Hyde, TD
Alma materTrinity College, Oxford