Lord Heseltine

The Rt Hon the Lord Heseltine CH

Lord Heseltine was a Member of Parliament in Britain from 1966 to 2001.  He was a Cabinet Minister in various departments between 1979 and 1986 and between 1990 and 1997.  He was Deputy Prime Minister from 1995 to 1997.  He is founder and Chairman of the Haymarket Group, a privately owned media company.

In 2015 Lord Heseltine was appointed by the government as an adviser to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.  Within this remit he was Chair of the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission, co-Chair of the Estate Regeneration Advisory Panel.  He published an independent report making recommendations to further develop the Tees Valley area and was also a Commissioner for The National Infrastructure Commission.  In October 2012 he published No Stone Unturned in Pursuit of Growth, an independent review into how the public and private sectors in the UK work together to create wealth.  His work for the government came to an end in 2017.

He has written books on Europe and his political autobiography, Life in the Jungle.  His latest book co written with Lady Heseltine, Thenford: The Creation of an English Garden was published in October 2016.  Lord Heseltine is an enthusiastic gardener and is a Vice President of the Royal Horticultural Society.