Spring Term 2020
Michael Portillo, journalist, broadcaster, former cabinet minister
Thursday 30 January 2020
Michael Portillo worked for the Conservative Party between 1976 and 1983 and entered the House of Commons in 1984. He was a minister for eleven years and had three positions in the Cabinet, including Secretary of State for Defence.
He lost his seat at the 1997 election and began to develop a career in the media. He returned to the Commons between 2000 and 2005, during which time he was shadow Chancellor, and unsuccessfully contested the leadership of the party in 2001. Since leaving politics, Michael has devoted himself to writing and broadcasting.
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