Lord Rennard

Lord Rennard

Full title

The Lord Rennard MBE


Christopher Rennard


Liberal Democrat

Joined the Lords

21 July 1999

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6717
Fax: 020 7219 2458

Web & Social media


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
Constitution Committee (L) Lords 2011-12
Information Committee (L) Lords 2009-14

Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
Chief Executive Liberal Democrats 2003-09
Director of Campaigns and Elections Liberal Democrats 1989-03

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Director of Communications British Health Trades Association 2011-

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Vice President Local Government Association 2011-
Co-Chair Primary Care Diabetes Society Report on 'Keeping Patients with Diabetes out of hospital' 2011-11
Director and Board Member Action on Smoking and Health 2011-
Chair Commission of the Big Society (Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations) 2010-11
Advisory Board Member Magna Carta Institute, Brunel University 2010-

Member's focus

Health services and medicine
Housing and planning
International affairs
Parliament, government and politics.

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Rennard & McTegart Ltd (company set up with wife providing management, campaign, communications and fund-raising consultancy with occasional fees also from speech making, broadcasting, writing and articles; all income from work done personally by the Member (including that for BHTA - see category 3) goes to Rennard & McTegart Ltd (see category 4(a))
  • 3: Clients

    • The Member provides some public affairs advice to the British Healthcare Trade Association via the above company
  • 4: Shareholdings (a)

    • 100 per cent holding with wife in Rennard & McTegart Ltd
  • 7: Overseas visits

    • Visit to Taiwan, 1-8 January 2015, as member of a parliamentary delegation invited as guests of the government of Taiwan; costs of visit met by host government
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Chair, Commission on the Big Society (on behalf of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations)
    • Director, British Healthcare Trades Association
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Member, Advisory Board of Magna Carta Institute (Brunel University)
    • Vice President, Local Government Association
  • 10: Non-financial interests (d)

    • Director, Make Votes Count
    • Trustee and Director, Action on Smoking and Health