Lord Renton of Mount Harry

Timothy Renton

Timothy Renton



Address as

Lord Renton

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3308


Electoral history

Contested (Conservative) Sheffield Park 1970 general election. MP (Conservative) for Sussex Mid 1974-97

Parliamentary career

PPS: to John Biffen as: Chief Secretary to the Treasury 1979-81, as Secretary of State for Trade 1981, to Sir Geoffrey Howe as Chancellor of the Exchequer 1983; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1984-85; Minister of State: Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1985-87, Home Office 1987-89; Government Chief Whip 1989-90; Minister for the Arts Privy Council Office 1990-92

Party groups

President, Conservative Trade Unionists 1980-84

Councils, public bodies

Member, Know How Fund Advisory Board 1992-99; British Council: Vice-chair 1992-97, Board Member 1997-99; Chair: Outsider Art Archive and Collection 1993-99, Sussex Downs Conservative Board 1997-2005; President: Roedean School 1997-2005, Federation of Sussex Amenity Societies 2000-; Council member, Sussex University 2000-07; DL 2004; Chair, South Downs Joint Committee 2005-09; President, Brighton College 2007-

Political interests

Arts, privatisation, financial institutions, conservation, environment

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Renton of Mount Harry, of Offham in the County of East Sussex 1997

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Partnership (with wife and son), vineyard, Sussex

5: Land and property

Farmland and vineyard in Sussex owned jointly with wife, including residential properties

10: Non-financial interests (c)

President, Friends of Anne of Cleves House

10: Non-financial interests (e)

President, Federation of Sussex Amenity Societies