Lord Rennard

Lord Rennard's full title is The Lord Rennard MBE. His name is Christopher John Rennard, and he is a current member of the House of Lords.

APPG officer roles

All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal cross-party groups that have no official status within Parliament. They are run by and for Members of the Commons and Lords, though many choose to involve individuals and organisations from outside Parliament in their administration and activities.

Officer Roles are drawn from the latest edition of the Register of APPGs. To see the latest edition of the register, go to Published Register of APPGs.

Aid Match
To promote the scaling up of cost-effective aid policy and practice, namely proven aid matching mechanisms to unleash more funds, for more direct delivery to front line organisations. To inform debate and propose Real Aid recommendations and action towards reducing aid wastage to boost the impact of international development
Vice Chair
Assistive Technology
To disseminate knowledge, generate debate and facilitate engagement on assistive technology amongst members of both Houses of Parliament.
Officer
Banning Trophy Hunting
To secure a comprehensive and properly-enforced UK ban on all trophy hunting imports, and for Britain to be a global leader in helping to end trophy hunting.
Vice Chair
Dark Skies
To highlight the importance of preserving our ability to see a dark sky at night; promote the adoption of dark sky friendly lighting and planning policies; protect existing UK Dark Sky reserves and support potential new reserves; and collaborate with overseas groups such as the International Dark Sky Association.
Vice Chair
Disability
To work on all-party basis within Parliament for the interests of all disabled people, their families, friends and carers.
Vice Chair
Electoral Reform
To build alliances, strengthen parliamentary work towards proportional representation and broader electoral reform in the UK, and develop the evidence base.
Vice Chair
Health
To provide a cross-party forum that brings together parliamentarians and senior health leaders to discuss key issues on the NHS, health reform and future trends.
Officer
Osteoporosis and Bone Health
To raise awareness of osteoporosis amongst parliamentarians and to influence legislation and policy makers to improve the lives of people living with the condition. The APPG will consider how to promote behavioural change and systems changes so people of all ages can strengthen their bones and prevent osteoporosis.
Vice Chair
Political Literacy
The key aim of this APPG will be to provide evidence for the importance of political literacy education in promoting youth participation in democratic life. The ultimate goal of this APPG will be to ensure that all young people become politically literate by the time they finish their secondary education.
Vice Chair
Radiotherapy
To provide an effective voice for radiotherapy and improve access to radiotherapy for cancer patients, ensuring no-one has to travel more than 45 minutes to their nearest radiotherapy unit. To ensure radiotherapy receives increased funding so that patients are allowed to have the best radiotherapy for their individual cancer.
Vice Chair
Smoking and Health
To monitor and discuss the health and social effects of smoking; to review potential changes to existing legislation to reduce levels of smoking; to assess the latest medical techniques to assist in smoking cessation; and to act as a resource for the group's members on all issues relating to smoking and public health.
Vice Chair
Taiwan
To promote understanding and relations between Britain and Taiwan.
Vice Chair