Lord Sheldon

Robert Sheldon

Robert Sheldon



Address as

Lord Sheldon

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6993


Electoral history

Contested Manchester Withington 1959 general election. MP (Labour) for Ashton-under-Lyne 1964-2001

Parliamentary career

Opposition Frontbench Spokesperson for Civil Service, Treasury Matters and Machinery of Government 1970-74; Minister of State: Department of Civil Service 1974, HM Treasury 1974-75; Financial Secretary to HM Treasury 1975-79; Deputy Opposition Frontbench Spokesperon for Treasury and Economic Affairs 1981-83; Chairman: Public Accounts Committee 1983-97, Standards and Privileges Committee 1997-2001, Liaison Committee 1997-2001, Public Accounts Commission 1997-2001

Party groups

Chair, North West Group Labour MPs 1970-74

Political interests

Economy, Treasury

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Sheldon, of Ashton-under-Lyne in the County of Greater Manchester 2001

Register of Interests

4: Shareholdings (a)

Tonrose Ltd (textile supply and distribution)