Michael Howard ' Conservative Politician ' Politics Signed Cards Autograph £10.00
This is an In Person signed autograph album page 5.5" x 4" by the Conservative Politician.
Michael Howard, Baron Howard of Lympne QC (born 7 July 1941) is a British Conservative politician. He served as the Leader of the Conservative Party from November 2003 to December 2005. Prior to that, he held a number of cabinet posts in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major. From 1983 to 2010, he was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Folkestone and Hythe. Howard was born in Gorseinon, South Wales. He joined the Young Conservatives at age 15 and studied at Peterhouse, Cambridge. In 1964, Howard was called to the Bar and became a Queen's Counsel in 1982. Howard became a Member of Parliament (MP) in the 1983 General Election, representing the constituency of Folkestone and Hythe. This led to Howard becoming quickly promoted and he became the Minister for Local Government in 1987. Under Prime Minister John Major (1990-1997), Howard held several cabinet positions including Secretary of State for Employment (1990-1992) and Home Secretary (1993-1997). His tenure as Home Secretary saw offences fall by 16.8%. Following the Conservative Party's defeat in the 1997 General Election, Howard unsuccessfully made a bid for the post of Conservative Party leader and held the posts of Shadow Foreign Secretary (1997-1999) and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (2001-2003). In November 2003, following the Conservative Party's Vote of No Confidence in its leader Iain Duncan Smith, Howard was elected unopposed to the position of Conservative Party leader. In the 2005 General Election, the Conservatives gained 33 new seats in Westminster but this still only gave them 198 seats to Labour's 355. Following the election, Howard resigned as Leader of the Conservative Party and was succeeded by David Cameron. Howard did not contest his seat of Folkestone and Hythe in the 2010 General Election and entered the House of Lords as Baron Howard of Lympne.