David Lidington

Rt Hon Sir David Lidington KCB CBE


David Lidington represented Aylesbury in the House of Commons for almost 28 years before retiring at the 2019 General Election.

After holding a number of shadow ministerial posts, he entered government in 2010 as Minister for Europe at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with responsibility for more than 45 countries and territories. He represented the United Kingdom at the EU, NATO, OSCE, Council of Europe and UN Security Council.

He subsequently served as Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council, Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor, and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, in which last capacity he was also deputy to Prime Minister Theresa May.

David now serves as Chair of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), the UK’s leading think tank on Defence, Security and Geopolitics, as a Trustee of the Institute for Government and UK Chair of the Koenigswinter Conference (UK/Germany) and the Aurora Forum (UK/Nordics and Baltics).

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