Difference between revisions of "Talk:Richard Holme"
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holme died fairly recently - he was also part of transparency international
the very wide range of national and international public bodies to which he contributed, often as chairman or vice-chairman. These included the House of Lords Constitutional Committee (he was created a life peer in 1990 as Baron Holme of Cheltenham), the Constitutional Reform Centre, the Independent Television Commission, the Broadcasting Standards Commission, the World Business Council on Corporate Responsibility (a favourite subject), the Hansard Society (another passion), the UK and Ireland Advisory Board, the British American Project, Transparency International, the Overseas Development Institute, the BBC Charter Committee, the ICC Environment Commission, the Royal African Society and many many others.
Richard Gordon Holme, politician and publisher: born London 27 May 1936; Vice-Chairman, Liberal Party Executive 1966-67; Director, Campaign for Electoral Reform 1976-85; Secretary, Parliamentary Democracy Trust 1977-2008; President, Liberal Party 1980-81; CBE 1983; Chairman, Constitutional Reform Centre 1985-94; chairman, DPR Publishing 1988-98; chairman, Black Box Publishing 1988-95; chairman, Hollis Directories 1989-98; created 1990 Baron Holme of Cheltenham; chairman, Brassey's Ltd 1996-98; Chairman, Broadcasting Standards Commission 1999-2000; Deputy Chairman, ITC 1999; Liberal Democrat spokesman on Northern Ireland, House of Lords 1992-99; Chairman, Liberal Democrat Election Campaign 1997; PC 2000; Chairman, Select Committee on the Constitution, House of Lords 2004- 08; married 1958 Kay Powell (two sons, two daughters); died Lurgashall, West Sussex 4 May 2008.