Tim Renton(Redirected from Tim Renton, Baron Renton of Mount Harry)
He served as a Minister of State in both the Foreign Office and the Home Office, and served as Margaret Thatcher's Chief Whip (Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury) between 1989 and 1990. After Thatcher's resignation in 1990 he served in John Major's government as Minister for the Arts between 1990 and 1992.
After standing down from the Commons at the 1997 General Election, he was created a life peer in the 1997 Dissolution Honours; on 9 June 1997 as Baron Renton of Mount Harry, of Offham in the County of East Sussex, and took his seat in the House of Lords. He retired from the House on 14 April 2016.
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In 1960, he married Alice Blanche Helen Fergusson, daughter of Sir James Fergusson, 8th Baronet of Kilkerran. The couple live in Offham near Lewes in East Sussex and have a holiday home on the Hebridean island of Tiree.
Their four surviving children are Alexander James Torre (a journalist and author), Christian Louise, Daniel Charles Antony and (Katherine) Chelsea, who is an artist. The couple's youngest daughter, Polly (Penelope Sally Rosita), a documentary film maker, died in a car accident in 2010.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|New constituency|| Member of Parliament for Mid Sussex
| Chief Whip of the Conservative Party
| Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury|
| Minister of State for the Arts