Who Is David Lidington? 7 Facts About the Man Who Could Replace Theresa May

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David Lidington is Theresa May’s second-in-command and the man who could replace her if she resigns in the middle of crisis.

Nexter.org prepared you 7 facts about the potential Prime Minister of the UK.

Captain of the Sidney Sussex College

David Lidington was the Captain of the Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge team that won the 1979 series of University Challenge.

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Served as an adviser to Douglas Hurd

David Lidington was an adviser to Douglas Hurd, the former Europe minister.

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Vauxhall constituency fail 

He was unsuccessful to run for the Vauxhall constituency in 1987.

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Elected to his safe Buckinghamshire seat

Lidington was elected to his safe Buckinghamshire seat in 1992 and is a one nation Tory.

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Lidington’s views are socially conservative

He voted against lowering the age of consent for gay sex to 16 and same-sex marriage.

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Lidington criticizes people who have contradictory views on  

In an interview with the Observer, he said: “Their first belief is that inside the EU we cannot achieve any meaningful change and that too often the other countries are in some sort of nefarious conspiracy against our interests.

“But their second belief, which they hold equally firmly, is that outside the EU these very same countries and governments would rush to give us some new deal that has all the benefits of EU membership with none of the things that apply to others.”

Source: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

 

Thinks people are confused about the meaning of leave campaign 

“They both [Switzerland and Norway] have higher EU migration rates than we do, they both have to pay into the EU budget, they both have to accept EU rules and regulations as the price for access to a free-trade single market. There is no getting away from that.

“I think the leave campaign is still in a state of confusion about what they actually mean by leave.”

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