Posted on 25/07/2012
BA Modern History, Economic History and Politics, 1977 Royal Holloway College
Lord Gardiner has been a working Conservative peer since 2010. In the House of Lords he is Government Whip and Government Spokesperson: for the Cabinet Office; for Business, Innovation and Skills; and for Energy and Climate Change. Previously, Lord Gardiner was Director of Political Affairs at the Countryside Alliance. As Private Secretary to the Chairman of the Conservative Party during the Thatcher and Major administrations, he worked successively with Kenneth Baker, Chris Patten, Sir Norman Fowler, Jeremy Hanley and Brian Mawhinney.