Rt Hon David Lidington MP
Rt Hon David Lidington MP was appointed Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on 14 May 2010.
David Lidington 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.
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.
He is married to Helen Lidington and has four sons.
- Member of Parliament for Aylesbury, 1992 - present
- Parliamentary Private Secretary to the then Home Secretary, the Rt Hon Michael Howard QC MP, 1994 to 1997
- Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition, Rt Hon William Hague MP, June 1997
- Shadow Opposition Spokesman at the Home Office, June 1999
- Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury, September 2001
- Shadow Minister for Agriculture, May 2002
- Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, November 2003
- Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, July 2007 – May 2010
- Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, May 2010 - present
- European Union (including Gibraltar)
- Europe, including Balkans, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova
- Russia, South Caucasus, Central Asia
- NATO and European Security
- OSCE and Council of Europe
- FCO relations with Parliament
- Ministerial Correspondence
- FCO Finance
- Estates and Security
- Information and Technology