David Lidington

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Minister of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs David Lidington, talks to Foreign & Commonwealth Office Staff on 14 May 2010.

David Lidington has been the Conservative Party MP for Aylesbury since, and in 2015 he retained his seat with a majority of 17,158. [1]

He was appointed as the Leader of the House of Commons by new Prime Minister Theresa May on 14 July 2016. [2]

Prior to the appointment, Lidington was minister of state at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, a role that he had held since 2010. [3] His remit concerns issues surrounding Europe and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation(NATO).[4]



  1. ELECTION 2015: Conservative MP David Lidington ‘I’m delighted with result’ The Bucks Herald, 8 May 2015, accessed 13 May 2015
  2. 'Whos in and whos out? May's new cabinet' 14 July 2016, BBC News, accessed 15 July 2016
  3. Aylesbury's MP To Be Minister Of Europe Mix 96, 12 May 2015, accessed 13 May 2015
  4. Her Majesty's Government Ministers A-ZParliament Website, accessed 25 September 2015