David Willetts receives peerage
30 October 2015
David Willetts (1974), former minister for universities and science, has become a life peer in the House of Lords.
David, who served as Member of Parliament for Havant from 1992 to 2015, is one of 45 politicians who were appointed the prestigious title. Life peerages are created under the Life Peerages Act 1958 and entitle holders to a seat in the House of Lords.
During his time as MP, Mr Willetts served in a number of key frontbench roles, including paymaster general in John Major's government and, most recently, as Minister of State for Universities and Science from 2010 to 2014.
Read more about David's time in politics in the article he wrote for the 2015 OE Gazette.
David is also an ambassador for the AP100 Campaign, which aims to raise £10 million for 100 Assisted Places by summer 2016.