David Lidington

David Lidington

Minister for Europe, London

10th November 2011 London, UK

UK and Netherlands – a common outlook

I was in the Netherlands earlier this week, my second visit as Minister for Europe.

The UK and the Netherlands have a strong working relationship; the aim of my visit was to deepen bilateral and multilateral co-operation in the many areas where our views are closely aligned. As well as the important trade relations the UK enjoys with the Netherlands, we also have a common outlook on a range of European issues, including the expansion of the single market, the need to make the EU more competitive globally, and ensure greater discipline and restraint in EU spending.

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About David Lidington

David Lidington MP was appointed Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on 14 May 2010.
David Lidington was elected to Parliament in 1992 and is the Member of Parliament for Aylesbury.
He worked for BP and RTZ before spending three years as Special Advisor to Douglas Hurd in the Home Office and Foreign Office.
His proudest political achievement was successfully promoting a
Private Members Bill which became the Chiropractors Act in 1994. He
believes that this piece of legislation has made a real difference to
many people’s lives.
He has a long standing passion for history, and has twice captained a
champion team on University Challenge, first in 1979 and then in 2002
when the Sidney Sussex team became “champion of champions” in University
Challenge Reunited.
He is married to Helen Lidington and has four sons.

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