David Willetts

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Person.png David Willetts  Rdf-icon.png
Born David Linsay Willetts
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Alma mater Christ Church (Oxford)
Spouse Sarah Butterfield
Party Conservative

Employment.png Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
6 May 2005 - 8 December 2005
Preceded by James Arbuthnot

Employment.png Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
15 June 1999 - 6 May 2005
Preceded by Iain Duncan Smith
Succeeded by Malcolm Rifkind

Employment.png Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Employment Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
1 June 1998 - 15 June 1999
Succeeded by Theresa May

Employment.png Paymaster General Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
20 July 1996 - 21 November 1996
Succeeded by Michael Bates

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Havant

In office
9 April 1992 - 30 March 2015

David Lindsay Willetts (born 9 March 1956) is the Minister of State (Universities and Science) at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. [1] He was a director of the right-wing think-tank Policy Exchange from November 2001 until June 2002 and its sister organisation CChange until August 2006.

'13-15 January 2000, I attended the Franco-British Colloque at Hanbury Manor in Hertfordshire, sponsored by BP Amoco. (Registered 20 January 2000)'[2]



  1. Her Majesty’s Government, Number10.gov.uk, accessed 12 May 2010.
  2. House of Commons Register of Members Interests David Willetts, accessed January 2007.