Lord Astor of Hever

John Astor

John Astor



Address as

Lord Astor

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5475


Lords career

First entered House of Lords 1984; Opposition Whip 1998-2010; Elected hereditary peer 1999-; Opposition Spokesperson for: Defence 2003-10, Foreign and Commonwealth Office 2003-10, International Development 2003-10; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and Government Spokesperson, Ministry of Defence 2010-; Government Whip 2010-11

Party groups

Member of Executive, Association of Conservative Peers 1996-98

Councils, public bodies

DL Kent 1996-

Political interests

France, motorsport industry, defence

Countries of interest

France, USA

Register of Interests

5: Land and property

Member is shareholder in family company that owns a flat in Alpes-Maritimes, France

Residential holdings and stables in Kent

Residential holding in York

7: Overseas visits

Visit to UAE, 17-20 March 2011, as guest of British Polo Day to present Thesiger Trophy for match between British Army and team from UAE; air fare paid by British Polo Day

10: Non-financial interests (a)

President, Durand Group (historical research)

Managing Director, family company that owns a flat in Alpes-Maritime, France

Holder of ministerial office but not in receipt of ministerial salary

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Trustee, Astor of Hever Trust

Member, Regimental Council, The Life Guards