Michael Howard(1941-), Conservative politician; Leader of the Conservative Party, Leader of the Opposition and MP for Folkestone and Hythe
Sitter in 3 portraits
Leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Opposition 2003-05. MP for Folkestone and Hythe from 1983 until his retirement in 2010, when he became a Conservative life peer in the House of Lords. Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer September 2001-03. Secretary of State for Employment (1990-92), the Environment (1992-3) and the Home Department (1993-7).
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
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