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Lord Sheldon

Former Labour Peer

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Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 27 June 2001

Previously MP for Ashton-under-Lyne until 14 May 2001 — General election

Left the House of Lords on 18 May 2015 — retired

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Ashton-under-Lyne, 1964-2001. Minister of State, Civil Service Department, 1974; Minister of State, HM Treasury, 1974-75; Financial Secretary to the Treasury, 1975-79; Opposition spokesman on Treasury matters, 1981-83. Chairman, Standards and Privileges Committee, 1997-2001; Liaison Committee, 1997-2001. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 15 October 1964 — General election

Also represented Ashton-under-Lyne

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (2 Dec 2003 to 6 May 2008)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade (26 Nov 2003 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A (13 Nov 2002 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Chair, Liaison Committee (Commons) (14 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Chair, Standards and Privileges Committee (25 Jun 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (9 Jun 1983 to 14 Jul 1997)
  • Chair, Public Accounts Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (1 Jul 1981 to 1 Jul 1983)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Committee (3 May 1979 to 13 Mar 1981)
  • Chair, Treasury & Civil Service Sub-Committee (3 May 1979 to 19 Jan 1981)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (1 Nov 1978 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (17 Jun 1975 to 4 May 1979)
  • Minister of State (HM Treasury) (18 Oct 1974 to 17 Jun 1975)
  • Minister of State (Civil Service Department) (7 Apr 1974 to 18 Oct 1974)


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  • Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords. See all Lord Sheldon’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 41.78% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • 2 people are tracking this peer
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 84 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 2001.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Technical and business adviser to R.E. Sheldon Ltd. and Acronyl Ltd.; manufacturers of household textiles. (Companies created by Robert Sheldon before he became a Member of Parliament.)
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) R. E. Sheldon Ltd.
(a) Acronyl Ltd. (which has a shareholding in Tonrose Ltd.)

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