Tom McNally

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Person.png Tom McNally  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(lobbyist, politician)
Alma materUniversity College London
PartySocial Democratic Party (UK), Liberal Democrats

Employment.png Minister of State for Justice

In office
13 May 2010 - 18 December 2013

Employment.png Chairman of the Youth Justice Board

In office
March 2014 - Present

Tom McNally is a Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice[1] and the current Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords. His biography on the Liberal Democrat Party website reads:

He was appointed a Parliamentary adviser to GEC (1983-4) and then Director General of the British Retail Consortium (1985-87). In 1987, he joined public relations firm Hill and Knowlton as Director of Public Affairs, before moving to a similar position at Shandwick Public Relations in 1993. He subsequently became Vice-Chairman of Shandwick. In 2003, he was appointed to the new post of non-executive Vice-Chairman of Weber Shandwick following the take-over of Shandwick by American communications giant Interpublic. He left Weber Shandwick in November 2004 on his appointment as Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords[2]


He is a Fellow of University College London, the Royal Society of Arts, the Institute of Public Relations, and the Industry and Parliament Trust. He is a Trustee of the Verulamium Museum, St. Albans, President of the St. Albans Liberal Democrats and a member of the National Liberal Club.

External Resources


  1. Full list of new cabinet ministers and other government appointments,, 13 May 2010.
  2. Lib Dems Lord McNally, accessed 3 Nov 2009