Death of Lord Ashley of Stoke

Lord Ashley of Stoke
23 April 2012

Labour life peer, Lord Ashley of Stoke, died on 20 April aged 89.

Lord Ashley was a Labour MP for Stoke on Trent for 16 years until he was made a life peer in the House of Lords in 1992.

He was the first deaf MP and tirelessly campaigned for deaf and disabled people during his time at parliament. As a peer he questioned the government and scrutinised legislation and policies on disability, mental health and domestic violence issues.

Further information

Deaths of Lords Wedderburn, Newton and Brett

Image: Parliamentary copyright

More news on: Parliament, government and politics, Parliament, House of Lords news, Lords news

Share this page