David Lidington MP Aylesbury, Conservative, Leader of the House of Commons; Lord President of the Council


David Lidington

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Sponsored Chiropractors Act 1994; PPS to: Michael Howard as Home Secretary 1994-97, William Hague as Leader of the Opposition 1997-99; Opposition Spokesperson for Home Affairs 1999-2001; Shadow Financial Secretary 2001-02; Shadow Minister for Agriculture and the Fisheries 2002; Shadow Secretary of State for: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2002-03, Northern Ireland 2003-07; Shadow Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 2007-10; Minister of State for Europe, Foreign and Commonwealth Office 2010-2016.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Vauxhall 1987 general election. Member for Aylesbury since 9 April 1992 general election.
  • Party groups

    Chair, International Office and Conservatives Abroad -2010.

Election record for Aylesbury, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Conservative 52.07%
Liberal Democrat 28.38%
Labour 12.57%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Lidington, David Conservative 27,736 52.07
Lambert, Steven Liberal Democrat 15,118 28.38
White, Kathryn Labour 6,695 12.57
Adams, Chris UK Independence Party 3,613 6.79
Majority 12,618 votes
Electorate 77,844
Turnout (53,273) 68.44%

Registered interests

Overseas visits: 28 July-1 August 2008, to Iran in my capacity as Shadow Foreign Office Minister, for meetings with Iranian politicians and officials. Flights and accommodation were paid for by the Conservative Middle East Council. Some internal travel and hospitality was provided by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. (Registered 7 August 2008) 6-12 September 2008, to Beijing, China, to attend the second UK-China Leadership of the Future Forum. The visit was arranged and paid for by the UK-China Forum with sponsorship from Barclays Capital, BP and Rolls-Royce, and the International Department of the Chinese Communist Party. (Registered 15 September 2008) 10-14 June 2009, to the Republic of Korea for the annual meeting of the UK-Korea Forum for the Future. My travel and hotel costs were met by the Forum. (Registered 22 June 2009) 30 October-3 November 2008, to Oman in my capacity as Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs as part of a cross-party parliamentary delegation. Flights, accommodation and internal travel were paid for by the State Council of the Sultanate of Oman. (Registered 4 November 2008) 6-11 January 2009, to Syria and Lebanon in my capacity as Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs. The visit was organised and paid for by the Conservative Middle East Council. Accommodation and some hospitality in Syria were paid for by the Syrian Parliament. (Registered 19 January 2009)

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