About us Our team Council Lord (John) Randall John Randall (Rt. Hon. the Lord Randall of Uxbridge PC) is a member of the House of Lords. He graduated from University College London in 1979 with a degree in Serbo-Croat Language and Literature, before joining and running the family retail business in Uxbridge. He was elected in 1997 as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Uxbridge. In 1999 he was appointed Opposition Whip, and at the end of 2005 he was promoted to Conservative Assistant Chief Whip. In 2010 he was appointed the Government Deputy Chief Whip and Treasurer of Her Majesty's Household in the Coalition Government. He stepped down from his ministerial position in 2013 in order to give more time to issues such as the environment, conservation and modern slavery. During his political career he firmly opposed the UK’s involvement in the Iraq War (he was the first Conservative MP to resign over it), worked to tackle modern slavery, championed marine conservation and fought to end the wild bird trade. He is a trustee of the Human Trafficking Foundation and in 2016 was appointed Special Envoy on Modern Slavery to the Mayor of London. From 2017 until June 2019 he was Special Adviser on the environment to the then Prime Minister, Theresa May, working in No.10 Downing Street. John joined the House of Lords in June 2018. John is a life-long birdwatcher. He was also an ornithological tour leader for many years and has been a member of the RSPB Council. He has always been passionate about wildlife and he works to help young birders and conservationists gain access to the ‘corridors of power’ He has developed a particular interest in the flora and fauna of the UK Overseas Territories and their conservation.