World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Rupert Mitford, 6th Baron Redesdale

Article Id: WHEBN0023080282
Reproduction Date:

Title: Rupert Mitford, 6th Baron Redesdale  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Unity Mitford, Members of the House of Lords, Baron Redesdale, Highgate School, Jonny Kennedy, 2012 Summer Olympic development, List of living life peers, List of Newcastle University people
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Rupert Mitford, 6th Baron Redesdale

The Lord Redesdale
Personal details
Born (1967-07-18) 18 July 1967 (age 46)
Nationality British
Political party Liberal Democrat
Spouse(s) Helen née Shipsey
(The Lady Redesdale)
Children 2 sons; 2 daughters
Alma mater Newcastle University
Occupation Politician
Religion Anglican

Rupert Mitford, 6th Baron Redesdale (born 18 July 1967) is a British Liberal Democrat politician.

Mitford was educated at Milton Abbey and Highgate Schools, before going up to Newcastle University, where he graduated with the degree of B.A..

He succeeded his father as 6th Baron Redesdale, of Redesdale, Co. Northumberland, in 1991.

Following the removal of hereditary peers' automatic right to a seat in Parliament by the House of Lords Act 1999, the LibDems took advantage of a concession from the New Labour Government for those such as Redesdale to be created Life Peers.

Additional to his hereditary title, Lord Redesdale was created, on 18 April 2000, a Life Peer as Baron Mitford, of Redesdale, Co. Northumberland, so as to sit as a working peer in the House of Lords.[1] By convention, the House of Lords continues to refer to newly-elevated peers by any senior or older relevant title. Thus Mitford remains correctly styled as Lord Redesdale.

Redesdale has spoken on various issues as required by the LibDem Parliamentary Party, such as the environment, international development, science and technology. Lord Redesdale is Patron of various societies, including one encouraged by his parliamentary colleagues, namely the Red Squirrel Protection Partnership,[2] which advocates strict control of the grey squirrel population so as to enhance the chance of red squirrels' survival.[3] Redesdale is currently the CEO of the Carbon Management Association and the Energy Managers Association. Since 2012, Lord Redesdale has been founding Chairman of the Carbon Management Association and of the Energy Managers Association.

Lord Redesdale lives with his wife and four children near Tufnull Park as well as in Northumberland. He also has a dog called George.

The heir apparent to the title is Hon Bertram Mitford, born 2000.


See also


External links

  • Hansard entry
  • Debrett's People of Today
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Clement Mitford
Baron Redesdale
from 1991
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.