Rt Hon Peter Lilley

Peter Lilley


Hitchin and Harpenden



Address as

Mr Lilley

Contact details


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 4577
Fax: 020 7219 3840


Riverside House, 1 Place Farm, Wheathampstead, AL4 8SB
Tel: 01582 834344
Fax: 01582 834884


Electoral history

Contested Haringey, Tottenham October 1974 general election. Member for St Albans 1983-97, for Hitchin and Harpenden 1997-2010, for Hitchin and Harpenden (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election

Parliamentary career

Joint PPS to: Lord Bellwin as Minister of State and William Waldegrave as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Environment 1984, Nigel Lawson, as Chancellor of the Exchequer 1984-87; Economic Secretary to the Treasury 1987-89; Financial Secretary to the Treasury 1989-90; Secretary of State for: Trade and Industry 1990-92, Social Security 1992-97; Member, Shadow Cabinet and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer 1997-98; Deputy Leader of the Opposition (with overall responsibility for development of party policy) 1998-99

Party groups

Consultant director, Conservative Research Department 1979-83; Contested Leadership of the Conservative Party June 1997; Chair, Globalisation and Global Poverty Policy Group 2006-07

Select committees

Chair: Joint Committee on the Draft Financial Services Bill 2011-12

Councils, public bodies

Member, School of Management Advisory Board, Southampton University 2002-

Political interests

Economic policy, European Union, education, race relations

Countries of interest

Central Asia, France

General Election 2010 - Hitchin and Harpenden

Name Party Votes %
Lilley, Peter Con 29869 54.47%
Quinton, Nigel Lib Dem 14598 26.62%
de Botton, Oli Lab 7413 13.52%
Wilkinson, Graham UKIP 1663 3.04%
Wise, Richard Green 807 1.48%
Henderson, Margaret Ind 109 0.2%
Byron, Simon CURE 108 0.2%
Hannah, Eric YRDPL 90 0.17%
Rigby, Peter Ind 50 0.1%
Result Con Hold (2.47% from Lib Dem to Con)