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David Lidington

British Conservative politician

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David Lidington: British Conservative politician
David Roy Lidington is a British politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Aylesbury since the 1992 election. A member of the Conservative Party, he served as Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster from 2018 to 2019 and was frequently described as being Theresa May's de facto Deputy Prime Minister.


Autocratic global leaders will be bolstered if Boris Johnson breaks law over Brexit, senior Tory warns

Ex-deputy prime minister David Lidington highlights 'danger' when other countries face threat to 'rule of law and democratic government'
Independent - Published

UK de facto deputy PM Lidington resigns ahead of new government

Britain's de facto deputy prime minister David Lidington resigned from the government on Wednesday ahead of Boris Johnson being appointed prime minister.
Reuters - Published

Rory Stewart in No 10 boost after receiving David Lidington's backing

Underdog candidate has built momentum but may struggle to meet threshold in second round of MPs' votes
Independent - Published

Tory leadership: Boost for Rory Stewart as he wins backing of Theresa May's 'deputy' David Lidington

Rory Stewart's bid for No 10 has received a huge boost after the rank outsider received the surprise backing of David Lidington, Theresa May's 'deputy'.
Independent - Published

Brexit: UK 'has to fight European elections', says David Lidington

brexit: uk 'has to fight european elections', says david lidington
The PM hoped to avoid the vote by getting a Brexit deal agreed, but her de facto deputy rules it out.
BBC News - Published

Britain wants Brexit deal approved before July: May's deputy

British Prime Minister Theresa May's government wants to get her thrice-defeated Brexit deal approved by parliament before the new European Union parliament opens in July, her de-facto deputy, David..
Reuters - Published

UK's Lidington says Brexit talks with Labour to continue, will not last months

The British government's talks with the opposition Labour party on a Brexit compromise will continue, but will not "drag out" for months, Cabinet Office minister David Lidington told the BBC on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Votes on Brexit options show May's deal is only way forward: Lidington

British Prime Minister Theresa May's de facto deputy said on Thursday that parliament's inconclusive votes on alternative Brexit solutions showed that May's deal was the only way out of the country's..
Reuters - Published

Tory party will not accept 'ghastly' scheme to replace May with Lidington, Iain Duncan Smith warns

Former Tory leader said MPs involved in 'cabinet coup' should be 'sacked'
Independent - Published

Next prime minister: Michael Gove and David Lidington emerge as bookmakers' favourites to replace Theresa May

'I'm afraid it's all over for the PM,' says her former policy advisor amid reports of cabinet 'coup'
Independent - Published

Theresa May's deputy plays down cabinet split on Brexit after senior ministers vote against government

David Lidington insists 'entire cabinet' now supports delaying EU withdrawal, despite seven cabinet ministers voting against it
Independent - Published

UK wants orderly Brexit but default is to exit on March 29: Lidington

Britain wants an orderly exit from the European Union but the legal default is still to leave on March 29 unless an alternative solution is put in place, Prime Minister Theresa May's de-facto deputy..
Reuters - Published

If no Brexit deal by March 20, parliament will get say on way forward: minister

If British lawmakers have not passed a Brexit deal by March 20, the government will give parliament the opportunity to vote on the way forward, Minister for the Cabinet Office David Lidington said on..
Reuters - Published

A short delay without agreement would make Brexit no-deal more likely: UK minister

Agreeing a short delay to Brexit without an agreement would increase the risk of leaving the European Union without a deal, cabinet office minister David Lidington said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

UK PM May clinches legally binding Brexit backstop changes, deputy says

British Prime Minister Theresa May has clinched changes to her Brexit deal in her bid to win last minute support for her Brexit deal before it goes to a vote on Tuesday, senior minister David Lidington..
Reuters - Published

UK parliament could vote on Brexit deal as early as next week: Lidington

British Prime Minister Theresa May could bring a Brexit deal to a vote in parliament as early as next week, her de-facto deputy said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Britain having useful discussions on Brexit with Brussels: minister

Legal changes to Britain's deal to leave the European Union will be difficult but recent trips by British ministers to Brussels have been productive, the prime minister's effective deputy, David..
Reuters - Published

Extending Brexit talks would just defer difficult decisions: UK's Lidington

Extending the negotiating period for Britain to leave the European Union would only defer a decision by parliament on a Brexit deal, cabinet office minister, David Lidington, said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

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