Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom Conservative


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    House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW United Kingdom
James Arbuthnot

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:

    4/8/1952 James Arbuthnot
  • Positions

    PPS to: Archie Hamilton as Minister of State for the Armed Forces 1988-90, Peter Lilley as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry 1990-92; Assistant Government Whip 1992-94; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Social Security 1994-95; Minister of State for Procurement, Ministry of Defence 1995-97; Member, Shadow Cabinet 1997-2001: Opposition Chief Whip 1997-2001; Member, Intelligence and Security Committee 2001-05; Shadow Secretary of State for Trade 2003-05; Shadow Minister for Trade 2005.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Cynon Valley 1983 general election and 1984 by-election. MP (Conservative) for Wanstead and Woodford 1987-97, for North East Hampshire 1997-2010, for North East Hampshire (revised boundary) 2010-15.
  • Political interests

    Defence, security, foreign affairs, law, taxation.
  • Party groups

    Branch chair, Putney Conservative Association 1975-77; Joint deputy chair, Chelsea Conservative Association 1980-82; President, Cynon Valley Conservative Association 1983-92; Chairman, Conservative Friends of Israel 2005-13; President, North East Hampshire Conservative Association 2015-.
  • Countries of interest

    Afghanistan, Australia, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Pakistan, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, USA.

Registered interests

Land and Property: Two flats in London, both providing rental income.

Overseas visits: 15-19 September 2008, to Israel, to meet politicians, industrialists and academics. The visit was funded by the Conservative Friends of Israel who paid for my flights and other transport, accommodation and food. (Registered 25 September 2008)

Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK): My wife and I attended the Conservative Summer Party at the Roundhouse Theatre on 30 June 2008, as guests of Mr Michael Hintze. (Registered 1 July 2008)

Remunerated employment, office, profession etc: Non-practising barrister. Member of Lloyd's (resigned as from 31 December 2002). Categories of business underwritten until resignation - CBS Private Capital Ltd.: All categories.

Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests: Chairman of the Conservative Friends of Israel (unremunerated).

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