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David Rendel
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David Rendel at the Newbury declaration for the 2005 election
Member of Parliament
for Newbury
In office
6 May 1993 – 5 May 2005
Preceded by Judith Chaplin
Succeeded by Richard Benyon
Personal details
Born (1949-04-15)15 April 1949
Athens, Greece
Died 16 May 2016(2016-05-16) (aged 67)
Berkshire, England
Cause of death Cancer
Nationality British
Political party Liberal Democrats
Alma mater Magdalen College, Oxford, St Cross College, Oxford

David Digby Rendel (15 April 1949 – 16 May 2016) was a British politician. He was a member of the Liberal Democrats. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Newbury from 1993 to 2005. He lost re-election in 2005 to Conservative candidate Richard Benyon. At the time he lost his seat, he was the Liberal Democrats' spokesman on Higher and Further Education.

In September 2014, Rendel was selected as Liberal Democrat candidate in the 2015 general election for the seat of Somerton and Frome in Somerset; however, he lost to the Conservative candidate, David Warburton.

Rendel died on 16 May 2016 in Berkshire, England from cancer, aged 67.


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