11th November 2005




Shadow Home Secretary David Davis MP is to visit the University of Lincoln next week as part of his campaign for the Conservative party leadership.


The Rt Hon Mr Davis MP has been invited by the university’s Department of Politics to speak to students at 1pm on Wednesday 16th November.


He will arrive at the Brayford Pool campus at 12 noon for a meeting with academics and senior managers before giving his address in the Jackson Lecture Theatre at 1pm.


He will be available for photographs and interviews between 12 noon and 1pm. Contact the press office on 01522 886042 to make arrangements.


David Davis was born in 1948 and educated at Warwick University, London Business School and Harvard.


He was MP for Boothferry in Hull from 1987 until 1997 and since 1997 he has represented Haltemprice and Howden in the House of Commons.

In November 1990 he was appointed Assistant Government Whip. Before that he was Parliamentary Private Secretary to The Hon Francis Maude MP.

He was Parliamentary Secretary at the Office of Public Service and Science from May 1993 until July 1994 when he was appointed Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office until April of 1997.


He has been Chairman of the Conservative Party and Shadow Secretary of State for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and he was appointed Shadow Home Secretary in November 2003.


Grass-roots members of the Conservative party are voting to decide between David Davis MP and David Cameron MP for the leadership of the party.

The result will be declared on Tuesday 6th December.


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For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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