Michael Fallon was appointed Minister of State in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in September 2012, and Minister of State in the Department of Energy and Climate Change in March 2013. He was previously Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party for two years from September 2010. He has been MP for Sevenoaks since 1997.
Michael is married with two sons, and lives in Sundridge, Kent.
He is a graduate of St Andrews University (MA Honours) and began his political career as MP for Darlington from 1983-1992. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt.Hon. Cecil Parkinson, Secretary of State for Energy from 1987 to 1988 when he became a Government Whip. In 1990 he joined Margaret Thatcher's Government as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education (Schools Minister), and continued to serve under John Major.
Between 1992 and 1997 he developed his business career as a director of three companies founded by Dragons Den star Duncan Bannatyne before returning to Parliament in 1997. He served as a shadow Treasury Minister under William Hague before joining the Treasury Select Committee of which he was deputy chairman from 2001 until 2010.