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Christopher Fox, Baron Fox


The Lord Fox
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Chief Executive of the
Liberal Democrats

2010-2011
Chris Rennard
Tim Gordon
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal

11 September 2014
Life Peerage
Personal details
Born (1957-09-27) 27 September 1957 (age 62)
Surrey, UK
Political partyLiberal Democrats
Children1
Alma materImperial College London

Christopher Francis Fox (Chris Fox) (born 27 September 1957) is a British Liberal Democrat politician. He was made life peer as Baron Fox, of Leominster in the County of Herefordshire, on 11 September 2014.[1]

He graduated with a BSc in chemistry from Imperial College London.[2] Fox spent a year as president of the Imperial College Students' Union.[3]

As of June 2017 he was appointed Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in the House of Lords. From June 2015 he was a member of the Lords Science and Technology Committee, in July 2019 changing to be a member of the Economic Affairs Committee.[4][5]

In May 2020 The Daily Telegraph reported that Fox furloughed himself under the government financed COVID support scheme in his single employee company, Vulpes Advisory, as well as claiming his £162 daily allowance for Lords Zoom video meetings attendance. The newspaper critically characterised this as a "double dip into the taxpayers' pocket", and some MPs said this was "milking the taxpayer".[6]

References

  1. ^ "No. 60989". The London Gazette. 15 September 2014. p. 17978.
  2. ^ 'FOX', Who's Who 2017, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2017
  3. ^ "Chris Fox". Liberal Democrats. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Lord Fox - Parliamentary career". House of Lords. UK Parliament. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "Lord Fox". UK Parliament. June 2017. Archived from the original on 1 July 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ Mikhailova, Anna (20 May 2020). "Exclusive: peer 'milking' taxpayer by furloughing himself and claiming Lords allowance". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2020.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Wynn Normington Hugh-Jones
Anthony Jacobs
Treasurer of the Liberal Party
1986 – 1988
With: Tim Razzall
Succeeded by
Tim Razzall (Treasurer of the SLD)



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