Oliver Letwin

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The Right Honourable
Oliver Letwin
FRSA MP
Minister of State for Policy
Incumbent
Assumed office
12 May 2010
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Office Created
Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
In office
5 May 2005 – 6 December 2005
Leader Michael Howard
Preceded by Theresa May
Succeeded by Peter Ainsworth
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
6 November 2003 – 10 May 2005
Leader Michael Howard
Preceded by Michael Howard
Succeeded by George Osborne
Shadow Home Secretary
In office
18 September 2001 – 6 November 2003
Leader Iain Duncan Smith
Preceded by Ann Widdecombe
Succeeded by David Davis
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
In office
26 September 2000 – 18 September 2001
Leader William Hague
Preceded by David Heathcoat-Amory
Succeeded by John Bercow
Member of Parliament
for West Dorset
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 May 1997
Preceded by James Spicer
Majority 3,923 (6.8%)
Personal details
Born 19 May 1956 (1956-05-19) (age 58)
Hampstead, London, England
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Isabel Davidson
Children 2
Alma mater Eton College
Trinity College, Cambridge
London Business School
Religion Judaism
Oliver Letwin

Oliver LetwinMP FRSA[1] (born 19 May 1956) is an English politician. He is currently the Minister of State at the Cabinet Office as well as the Chairman of Policy Review, and Chairman of the Conservative Research Department..[2] He is the Member of Parliament for the West Dorset constituency in the United Kingdom. He was first elected in the 1997 general election.

He is a member of the Conservative Party.[3]

He married Isabel Grace Davidson on 14 September 1984 in Cambridge. They have a twin son and daughter born in July 1993.

Selected works[change | change source]

  • Oliver Letwin (1987) Ethics, Emotion and the Unity of the Self, Routledge, ISBN 0-7099-4110-2
  • Oliver Letwin and John Redwood. (1988) Britain's Biggest Enterprise – ideas for radical reform of the NHS, Centre for Policy Studies, ISBN 1-870265-19-X
  • Oliver Letwin (1988) Privatizing the World: A Study of International Privatization in Theory and Practice, Thomson Learning, ISBN 0-304-31527-3
  • Oliver Letwin (1989) Drift to union: Wiser ways to a wider community, Centre for Policy Studies, ISBN 1-870265-74-2
  • Oliver Letwin (2003) The Neighbourly Society: Collected Speeches, Centre for Policy Studies, ISBN 1-903219-60-4

References[change | change source]

  1. http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/sites/default/files/resources/ministers-interests.pdf
  2. Boffey, Daniel (30 July 2011). "Public sector workers need 'discipline and fear', says Oliver Letwin". London: The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/jul/30/public-sector-jobs-oliver-letwin?CMP=twt_gu. Retrieved 31 July 2011.
  3. Robert Winnett, 'Adam Werritty: Liam Fox's friend 'bankrolled by corporate intelligence firm and Israel lobbyist' ', in The Daily Telegraph, 14 October 2011 [1]