Members of Parliament for Staines

David Wilshire MP

Member of Parliament for Spelthorne




Transport Committee, Aviation Group, Cider Group, Design And Innovation (associate Group), Fairs And Showgrounds Group, Freelance Sector Group, Gardening And Horticulture Group, Methodist Group, Photography Group, Angola Group, Uk-bahrain Group, Cambodia Group, British-canadian Group, Uk-egypt Group, British-ethiopia Group, Euro-arab Co-operation Group, Ghana Group, British-namibian Group, British-slovenia Group, British-taiwan Group

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MP Since - 1987 Majority - 9,936 Born - 16/09/1943. Separated, 1 son & 1 daughter (deceased).

Education - Kingswood School, Bath; Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.

Previous Occupation - Built up own group of small businesses; Worked for MEPs 1979-85); Partner, Western Political Research Services (1979-2000); Co-Director, Political Management Programme, Brunel University (1985-90). Partner, Moorlands Research Services (2000-).

Personal Overview - Has a background in running his own businesses. Before entering Parliament he had gained some Local Government Leadership experience. Apart from being a PPS for several years during the 1992-97 Parliament he spent much of his time on the Back Benches, entering the Whip's Office for the (2001-05) Parliament.

Political History - Councillor, Wansdyke District Council (1976-87), Council Leader (1981-87). Councillor, Avon County Council (1977-81). MP Spelthorne (1987-). PPS to Alan Clark, Minister of State for Defence Procurement (1991-92), PPS to Peter Lloyd, Minister of State, Home Office (1992-94). Member of the Northern Ireland Select Committee (1994-97). Member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee (1997-2000). Opposition Whip (2001-05). Member of the Transport Select Committee (2005-). Member of the Chairman's Panel (2005-).

Characteristics - Likely to tend to the right in the Conservative Party, with interests including Foreign Affairs and Northern Ireland.

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