Timothy “Tim” Boswell, Baron Boswell of Aynho was born on 2 December 1942 and was the Member of Parliament for Daventry from 1987 until he retired at the 2010 general election. The son of a farmer, Tim was educated at Marlborough College and New College, Oxford, where he obtained a degree in Classics and a diploma in agricultural economics.
Tim was a member of the Agriculture Select Committee in 1987. He became the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury Peter Lilley in 1989 he entered John Major’s government in 1990 as an Assistant Government Whip, following the 1992 General Election he was promoted within the Whip’s Office and became a Lord Commissioner to the Treasury. In December 1992, he was appointed Parliamentary under Secretary of State at the Department of Education and moved in the same position at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food until the Major government fell at the 1997 General Election.
Tim has been re-appointed as Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees and thus as Chairman of the House of Lords European Union Committee. He has performed the role since May 2012.