David Willetts

Member of Parliament for Havant

Minister for Universities and Science

Tel: 0207 219 4570 / House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA
Email: willettsd@parliament.uk / Web: www.havantconservatives.com

David has been the Member of Parliament for Havant since 1992. He has worked at HM Treasury, the Number 10 Policy Unit, and served as Paymaster General in the last Conservative Government. He has also previously served as the Shadow Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities & Skills, Shadow Secretary of State for Work & Pensions and for Trade & Industry.

He is a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation, a member of the Council of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, a member of the Global Ageing Commission and a Visiting Professor at the Cass Business School.

In May 2010, David was appointed Minister for Universities and Science and in June 2010 became a Privy Councillor.

FAMILY LIFE:

  • David is married to Sarah Butterfield. She is an artist and has exhibited in London and New York.
  • They have two children: Imogen and Matthew

INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF POLITICS:

  • David and Sarah are keen walkers on the South Downs and swimmers. David has swum for charity against an Olympic hopeful and raised £1,500 for charity cycling in the Paris to Hayling ride.

David Willetts

We bumped into David Willetts in the Green Room following his speech on Childhood.