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Full Name David Willetts
Date of Birth March 9, 1956
Age 68 years, 0 months, 12 days
Profession Member of the House of Lords
Country United Kingdom
Horoscope Pisces

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David Willetts Biography

David Willetts is one of the most popular and richest Member Of The House Of Lords who was born on March 9, 1956 in United Kingdom.

David Linsay Willetts, Baron Willetts, PC, FRS, HonFRSC, FAcSS (born 9 March 1956) is a British Conservative Party politician, life peer, and academic. From 1992 to 2015, he was the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the constituency of Havant in Hampshire. He served as Minister of State for Universities and Science from 2010 until July 2014 and became a member of the House of Lords in 2015. He is also President of the Resolution Foundation – a living standards-focused think-tank.

For Willetts’ roles in the 1980s–1990s as a welfare specialist:

Willetts is married to the artist Sarah Butterfield. The couple have one daughter, born 1988, and one son, born 1992. His wealth is estimated at £1.9m, and his declarations for the Register of Members’ Financial Interests may viewed here.

NameDavid Willetts
First NameDavid
Last NameWilletts
OccupationMember of the House of Lords
BirthdayMarch 9
Birth Year1956
Place of Birth
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Birth CountryUnited Kingdom
Birth SignPisces
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ParentsJohn Roland Willetts
SiblingsNot Available
SpouseSarah Butterfield
Children(s)Imogen Anna Kennedy Willetts, Matthew Willetts, Imogen Willetts

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Paul Foot wrote in the Private Eye that in a 1993 document called The Opportunities for Private Funding in the NHS, published by the Social Market Foundation and financed by private healthcare company BUPA, Willetts provided the “intellectual thrust” for private finance initiatives (PFIs) in the National Health Service.

David Willetts Net Worth

David Willetts is one of the richest Member of the House of Lords from United Kingdom. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, David Willetts's net worth $3-5 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

Net Worth (2024)$5 Million*
Net Worth in 2023$3 Million*
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeMember Of The House Of Lords
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
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Willetts has pioneered the idea of “civic conservatism” [D. Willetts, “Civic Conservatism”, SMF (1994)]. This is the idea of focusing on the institutions between the state and individuals as a policy concern (rather than merely thinking of individuals and the state as the only agencies) and is one of the principles behind the increasing support in the Conservative Party’s localist agenda and its emphasis on voluntary organisations. During an interview with The Spectator, he was referred to as ‘the real father of Cameronism’.

Willetts is the author of several books on conservatism, including “Why Vote Conservative” (1996) and “Modern Conservatism” (1992), as well as numerous articles. He was a founding signatory in 2005 of the Henry Jackson Society principles, advocating a proactive approach to the spread of liberal democracy across the world, including when necessary by military intervention. He is an honorary member of Conservative Friends of Poland.

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Aged 36, Willetts entered Parliament in 1992 as the MP for Havant. He quickly established himself in Parliament, becoming a Whip, a Cabinet Office Minister, and then Paymaster General in his first term (when that role was split between the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury as a policy co-ordination role). During this period Willetts gained “Two Brains” as a nickname, a monicker reportedly coined by The Guardian’s former political editor Michael White. However, Willetts was forced to resign from the latter post by the Standards and Privileges Committee over an investigation into Neil Hamilton in 1996, when it found that he had “dissembled” in his evidence to the Committee over whether pressure was put onto an earlier investigation into Hamilton.

After the 2005 election, he served as Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in the Shadow Cabinet under Michael Howard. In August 2005, after ruling out running for leader owing to a lack of support, commentators speculated that he was gunning for the post Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer position and would cut a deal with either David Davis or David Cameron. On 15 September he confirmed his support for Davis, at that time the bookies’ favourite. Willetts, a centrist moderniser, went to ground following the announcement of the Davis tax plan since it was widely speculated that he disagreed with the seemingly uncosted and widely derided tax plan and found it impossible to defend. Davis then lost the candidacy race to Cameron.

Who is David Willetts Dating?

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Following Cameron’s win, Willetts was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Skills in Cameron’s first Shadow Cabinet in December 2005, the role Cameron had vacated, and later becoming Shadow Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills. His title became Shadow Minister for Universities and Skills since Gordon Brown’s merger of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills with the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform into the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in June 2009.

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David Ranked on the list of most popular Member Of The House Of Lords. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in United Kingdom. David Willetts celebrates birthday on March 9 of every year.

The Department for Education and Skills was abolished by the new Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, who established two new departments. On 2 July 2007, Cameron reshuffled Willetts down to the junior of the two departments: the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.