David Lidington

Minister of State for Europe
Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, London

David Lidington MP was appointed Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on 14 May 2010. He was elected to Parliament in 1992 and is the Member of Parliament for Aylesbury. He worked for BP and RTZ before spending three years as Special Advisor to Douglas Hurd in the Home Office and Foreign Office. Mr Lidington also served as a Parliamentary Private Secretary to the then Home Secretary, the Rt Hon Michael Howard QC MP from 1994 to 1997 and as a Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition, Rt Hon William Hague MP in 1997. Among his positions were Shadow Opposition Spokesman at the Home Office, Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs. His proudest political achievement was successfully promoting a Private Members Bill which became the Chiropractors Act in 1994. He believes that this piece of legislation has made a real difference to many people’s lives. He has a long standing passion for history, and has twice captained a champion team on University Challenge, first in 1979 and then in 2002 when the Sidney Sussex team became “champion of champions” in University Challenge Reunited.

David Lidington is participating in:

12:15 - 12:45

Grand Hotel River Park