Michael Heseltine has enjoyed one of the most high profile in modern British politics. For thirty years, from his days as Minister for Aerospace in the early 1970s to his appointment as Deputy Prime Minster in the mid-1990s, he has consistently ranked as one of the most admired of public figures with two successive nicknames — first ‘Tarzan’ and then ‘Hezza’. He has held many senior political positions from Secretary of State for the Environment and Secretary of State for Defence to President of the Board of Trade.
A businessman, Conservative politician and patron of the Tory Reform Group, now Lord Heseltine was a Member of Parliament from 1966 to 2001 and was a prominent figure in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major. Michael ran first a boarding-house and then a hotel in Bayswater, in 1962 as a property developer he was almost forced into bankruptcy, and after a disastrous start he patiently built up his magazine empire Haymarket to the point where it is today one of the largest private companies in the land.
In 2011 Michael was asked to head an audit of the UK’s industrial performance for the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and HM Treasury, upon which, after 11 years as a Member of the House of Lords, he made his maiden speech to the chamber. Michael is married with three children.
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