Patrick Stopford, 9th Earl of Courtown

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James Patrick Montagu Burgoyne Winthrop Stopford, 9th Earl of Courtown (called Patrick Courtown;[1] born 19 March 1954), styled Viscount Stopford between 1957 and 1975, is an Irish peer and politician. He is one of the 92 hereditary peers elected to remain in the House of Lords after the House of Lords Act 1999 and sits for the Conservatives.

In 1995 he was appointed a Lord in Waiting to Her Majesty The Queen and Government Whip. He was a government spokesman for the Home Office, Department of Transport and the Scottish Office. In 2013 he was appointed a Conservative party whip.

The son of the 8th Earl of Courtown and Patricia Winthrop, he was educated at Eton and the Berkshire College of Agriculture. He was further educated at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester. He succeeded to his father's titles in 1975.

Lord Courtown has been married to Elisabeth Dunnett, daughter of I. R. Dunnett since 1985.

The heir apparent is Lord Courtown's son, James, who is currently styled as Viscount Stopford


  1. ^ Personal website


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Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
James Stopford
Earl of Courtown