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Sir Peter Maudslay Hordern, D.L. (born 18 April 1929) is a Britishmarker Conservative Party politician.

Hordern was educated at Geelong Grammar Schoolmarker, Australia and Christ Church, Oxfordmarker. He served with the 60th Rifles 1947–49 and became a Member of the Stock Exchange.

He served as Member of Parliament for Horsham from 1964 to 1974, for Horsham and Crawleymarker from 1974 to 1983 and for Horsham once again from 1983 to 1997. He was appointed to the Privy Council of the United Kingdom in 1993. He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for West Sussex. He was Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission (1988-1997); Chairman of the Finance Committee (1970-1972); a former Secretary of the 1922 Committee and Chairman of the Conservative backbench committee on Europe. Colin Welch (Daily Mail)described him as "the ablest Tory never to have been a minister. " One of the earliest monetarists in the House:" I was not only one of the first in this house to be a monetarist...I confidently expect to be about the last. "

He was appointed a Director of Petrofina UK PLC, in 1973 and Chairman in 1987. He was appointed a Director of F & C Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC, in 1978 and Chairman in 1986. He was appointed as a Director of TR Technology Investment Trust in 1985 (formerly Atlas Electric and General Trust). In 1972, he was appointed a Consultant to Fisons PLC and a Consultant to Pannell Kerr Forster in 1984.

Sir Peter Hordern is the son of Captain Charles Hubert Hordern MBE and grandson of Hugh Maudslay Hordern (Bishop of Lewes). He married Elizabeth Susan Chataway (sister of the former Conservative MP Sir Christopher Chataway) in 1964. They have two sons and one daughter: Andrew Charles Hugh Hordern (1965), James Peter Hordern (1967) and Sara Victoria Margaret Hordern (1971).


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