David Rutley

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David Rutley
MP
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Lord Commissioner of the Treasury
Assumed office
15 June 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May
Chancellor Philip Hammond
Member of Parliament
for Macclesfield
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Sir Nicholas Winterton
Majority 8,608 (15.9%)
Personal details
Born David Henry Rutley
(1961-03-07) 7 March 1961 (age 57)
Gravesend, Kent, England[1]
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Rachel Rutley
Children 4
Alma mater London School of Economics
Harvard University
Occupation Businessman
Website davidrutley.org.uk

David Henry Rutley[2] (born 7 March 1961[3]) is a Conservative politician who is the member of parliament for Macclesfield. He was first elected in 2010.

Early life and career[edit]

David Rutley was born in 1961. He was educated at the Priory School, Lewes. He was educated at the London School of Economics and Harvard Business School.

Before his election to Parliament, Rutley spent most of his career in business, and worked as a senior executive in major companies including: Asda (where he ran the Home Shopping and E-commerce businesses) and PepsiCo International, and then latterly, Halifax General Insurance and Barclays.

Rutley has worked as a Special Adviser (1994–96) in the last Conservative Government at the Treasury, the Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Agriculture. During this time, Rutley helped shape the Budget and initiate the first ever White Paper for rural England.[4]

A one time advisor to cabinet minister William Waldegrave in the early 1990s, he stood unsuccessfully as a Conservative Parliamentary candidate for St Albans at the 1997 general election.[5]

Parliamentary career[edit]

Rutley was elected to Parliament at the 2010 General Election for the Conservative-held safe seat of Macclesfield.

After becoming an MP in May 2010, Rutley was elected to the influential Treasury Select Committee and served on the Committee until his appointment in November 2010 as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Damian Green, the Minister for Immigration. When Green left office in the 2014 reshuffle, Rutley became PPS to David Lidington MP in the Foreign Office.[6] He is also the Co-Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Mountaineering and the Vice Chair of the APPG on National Parks, as well as being a member of several other APPGs, including those on: China, Pharmaceuticals and Small Business.

Rutley was opposed to Brexit prior to the 2016 EU membership referendum.[7]

Personal life[edit]

With his wife Rachel, they have four children: two boys and two girls. Rutley is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly known as the Mormons.[8][9] Rutley served an LDS mission in the North of England from 1979 to 1981.[10] Outside politics he is a keen mountaineer and has climbed in mountain ranges throughout the world including the K2 in Pakistan, he also enjoys fishing, and ornithology. Although not a player, he is the honorary vice-president of the Ash Tree Cricket Club, Prestbury, which is located within his constituency.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ukwhoswho.com/view/article/oupww/whoswho/U251618
  2. ^ "No. 59418". The London Gazette. 13 May 2010. p. 8740. 
  3. ^ "David Rutley MP". BBC Democracy Live. BBC. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  4. ^ http://www.davidrutley.org.uk/about-David
  5. ^ "David Rutley MP". Democracy Live. BBC. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  6. ^ http://www.conservativehome.com/parliament/2014/07/reshuffle-continued-the-full-list-of-every-pps.html
  7. ^ Goodenough, Tom (16 February 2016). "Which Tory MPs back Brexit, who doesn't and who is still on the fence?". The Spectator. Retrieved 11 October 2016. 
  8. ^ Letts, Quentin (19 February 2010). "A£265 vacuum, Darling? Don't take us for suckers". Daily Mail. London. 
  9. ^ Woods, Richard (16 May 2010). "Rise of the executive MP". The Times. London. 
  10. ^ http://www.mormontimes.com/mormon_voices/today_bloggernacle/?id=14863

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Nicholas Winterton
Member of Parliament for Macclesfield
2010–present
Incumbent