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.
David Rendel at the Newbury declaration for the 2005 election
|Member of Parliament |
6 May 1993 – 5 May 2005
|Preceded by||Judith Chaplin|
|Succeeded by||Richard Benyon|
|Born||15 April 1949|
|Died||16 May 2016 (aged 67)|
|Cause of death||Cancer|
|Political party||Liberal Democrats|
|Alma mater||Magdalen College, Oxford, St Cross College, Oxford|
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.