David Willetts is Minister of State for Universities and Science. He has been the Member of Parliament for Havant since 1992. He was Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from 2001-2005 and has worked at the Centre for Policy Studies, HM Treasury, and the Number 10 Policy Unit.
He served as Paymaster General in the last Conservative Government. He is a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation and a member of the Council of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He is Senior Adviser to Punter Southall, actuaries. David has written widely on economic and social policy including Conservatives in Birmingham (CPS, 2008) and After the Landslide (CPS, 2004).