The Right Honourable Sir John Randall was previously the Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip. He was first elected in a by-election in July 1997 for the Uxbridge constituency. He studied Serbo-Croat and Russian at London University before joining the family retail business in Uxbridge. He still maintains a day to day interest in the business being the fourth generation of his family involved.
John was appointed an Opposition Whip and although he resigned his front bench position in order to vote against military action in Iraq he was reappointed a few months later and became Government Deputy Chief Whip in 2010. He resigned his ministerial position in October 2013 in order to get more involved in issues that he cares about.