Stephen Sherbourne

Stephen Ashley Sherbourne, Baron Sherbourne of Didsbury, Kt, CBE (born 15 October 1945) is a British Conservative who was Political Secretary for Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Chief of Staff to Conservative leader Michael Howard.[1] He is currently a non-executive director of Smithfields Consultants.


The Lord Sherbourne of Didsbury

Stephen Sherbourne in 2018
Member of the House of Lords
Assumed office
12 September 2013
Personal details
Born (1945-10-15) 15 October 1945 (age 75)
Manchester, England
NationalityBritish
Political partyConservative
Alma materSt Edmund Hall, Oxford

He was born in Manchester, and studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at St Edmund Hall, Oxford.

He is known for his interest for liberal democracy and the free market[citation needed].

Knighted in 2006[2] having previously been appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1988 New Year Honours.[3] He was created a life peer on 12 September 2013 taking the title Baron Sherbourne of Didsbury, of Didsbury in the City of Manchester.[4]