James Arbuthnot

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(politician, businessman)
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Deal, Kent, England
Alma materTrinity College (Cambridge), Inns of Court
SpouseEmma Arbuthnot
Member ofConservative Friends of Israel, European Leadership Network, Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies
British Conservative Party politician with intelligence/deep state ties.

Employment.png Chair

In office
5 December 2016 - Present
EmployerThales UK

Employment.png Chairman of the Defence Select Committee

In office
13 July 2005 - 14 May 2014

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

In office
6 November 2003 - 6 May 2005
Succeeded byDavid Willetts

Employment.png Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Commons

In office
23 June 1997 - 18 September 2001

Employment.png Member of the House of Lords Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
1 October 2015 - Present

James Norwich Arbuthnot, Baron Arbuthnot of Edrom, PC is a British Conservative Party politician. He was returned as Member of Parliament (MP) for Wanstead and Woodford from 1987 to 1997, and then MP for North East Hampshire from 1997 to 2015.

Arbuthnot served as Chairman of the Defence Select Committee from 2005 to 2014,[1] before being nominated as a Life Peer in the Dissolution Peerages List 2015 of August 2015.[2]


James Arbuthnot was a director of SC Strategy Ltd, together with former MI6 chief John Scarlett and Alexander Carlile.[3]

In December 2016, Lord Arbuthnot was appointed Chair of Thales UK advisory board.[4]


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Document:All Pretence is Over in Persecution of Assangeblog post14 February 2018Craig Murray“Lady” Arbuthnot has perhaps performed an unwitting public service by the brazen nature of her partiality, which exposes beyond refutation the charade of legal process behind the effort to arrest Assange, in reality over the publication of USA secrets.