Lord (Richard) Hugh Cavendish
Lord (Richard) Hugh Cavendish has been a member of the House of Lords since 1990, having been appointed by then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. He sits on the EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee and was a member of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 Committee between October 2017 and March 2018. , 
As a large landowner in Cumbria, Lord Cavendish has received significant farming subsidies through the EU‘s Common Agricultural Policy. A DeSmog report entitled “Wind farm subsidies bad, farm subsidies good?” revealed that Cavendish had received £93,905.60 in farming subsidies during 2014. 
Stance on Climate Change
“I’ve made – I cannot remember what – quite a modest contribution and I think I look for a chance to support it if there is a debate… it definitely wasn’t big bucks, I can assure you.”
“I think the religious fervour element is seriously dangerous. I like to think Lord Lawson is on the side of the angels.” 
April 13, 2015
“I think I might be the first person in this country in fact to have built windmills and I was thinking at the time, ‘am I doing a good thing or a bad thing?’ and I came to the conclusion that it was the wrong thing actually, I was thinking lately.” 
When asked about his donation to the GWPF, he told DeSmog UK:
“I’ve made – I cannot remember what – quite a modest contribution and I think I look for a chance to support it if there is a debate… it definitely wasn’t big bucks, I can assure you.” 
- Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) — Funder. 
- Conservative Party — Lord. 
- Holker Group — Board Member. 
- Bouthray Fisheries Limited — Director. (Company currently listed as dormant.) 
- Burlington Slate Limited — Director. 
- South Cumbria Rivers Trust — President. 
- Burlington Aggregates Limited — Director. 
Lord Cavendish does not appear to have published any articles in major news sources or other publications.
“Hugh Cavendish,” LinkedIn. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
Brendan Montague. “Exposed: Two Funders of Lord Lawson’s Climate Denial Charity Linked to Energy Industry,” DeSmog, April 13, 2015.
Andrew Montford. “Unintended Consequences of Climate Change Policy” (PDF), Global Warming Policy Foundation, January 2015. Archived August 17, 2015.
“Lucy Cavendish has high hopes for the Holker Group,” Choose Cumbria, June 23, 2016. Archived December 20, 2018. Archive.fo URL: http://archive.fo/3RqHv
Brendan Montague. “Wind farm subsidies bad, farm subsidies good?,” DeSmog, August 10, 2013.
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