Rupert Redesdale is the youngest Life Peer created thus far, initially admitted as a Hereditary in 1991, and subsequently returning as a Life Peer in 2000 at the age of 33. For eleven years he was heavily involved in international development as the Liberal Democrat Party’s spokesperson and also traveled widely in his capacity as an election monitor for the United Nations.
Rupert recently became Chair of Cranberry, a company specialising in the production of the most environmentally-friendly PC in the world.
He is also chairman of the Nitrogen Economy Development Partnership and a patron of City of London College. His numerous committee positions in parliament include vice chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Climate Change and secretary of the APPG for Archaeology.
Educated at Highgate School and with a degree in archaeology from Newcastle University, he enjoys his work as a board member of the York Archaeological Trust, and is a passionate protector of the red squirrel in England as chair of the Red Squirrel Protection Partnership.