British politicianDied when: 67 years 31 days (805 months)
Star Sign: Aries
David Digby Rendel (15 April 1949 – 16 May 2016) was a British politician for the Liberal Democrats.He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Newbury from 1993 to 2005.
He won the seat in a by-election in May 1993 caused by the death of Judith Chaplin, and he held it until his defeat at the 2005 general election 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.