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Theresa Anne Villiers She was born on March 5, 1968 in London. She is a British Conservative Party politician who served as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from 2019 to 2020. She has been a Member of Parliament (MP) for Chipping Barnet from 2005. Villiers was Minister of State for Transport from 2010 to 2012 and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland from 2012 to 2016.

Age

She is 52 years old.

Birth Sign

Her birth sign is Aries.

Early life & Education

Villiers was born in Hunstanton in 1968, the third son of George Edward Villiers by his marriage to Anne Virginia Threlfall; she has two older brothers, Edward and Henry. On her father’s side, she is a descendant of Edward Ernest Villiers (1806-1843), brother of George Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon, Thomas Hyde Villiers, Charles Pelham Villiers and Henry Montagu Villiers and a direct descendant Edward II.  Growing up in North London, she was educated at the Francis Holland Independent School. Villiers earned a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree with first-class honors in 1990 from the University of Bristol, and a year later the graduate degree of Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) from Jesus College, Oxford. After college, she qualified for the bar in the Inner Temple, and worked as a professor at King’s College London from 1994 to 1999.

Political Career And Achievements

Member of the European Parliament

Villiers was elected as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) to the London constituency in 1999, and was reelected in 2004. She retired after the 2005 general election when she was elected as a Member of Parliament (United Kingdom) (MP) to Chipping Barnet. She served as Deputy Conservative Leader in the European Parliament between 2001 and 2002. She also served as a member of the Conservative Party’s board of directors during this period.

Member of parliament

In 2003, following Sir Sydney Chapman’s announcement that she would retire in the next election, Villiers was selected as the conservative prospective parliamentary candidate for Chipping Barnet. Although Chapman’s majority in the 2001 general election had only been 2,701 votes, the party considered Chipping Barnet to be a fairly “safe” conservative seat, and Villiers held her in the 2005 general election with a majority of 5,960 votes, She rose again to 11,927 in 2010. Her majority dropped to 7,656 in 2015, and she dropped to just 353 in 2017. However, the majority of Villiers rose to 1,212 in the 2019 general election, despite her percentage of votes decreased. Following her election to the House of Commons, he resigned her seat in the European Parliament; went to Syed Kamall, the next candidate on the regional list of conservatives for London. Villiers now lives in Arkley in his constituency, and previously lived at Hillsborough Castle. Villiers was sworn in by the Privy Council on June 9, 2010.

Shadow cabinet

In December 2005, following the election of David Cameron as Conservative Party leader, Villiers was promoted to the Shadow Cabinet after just seven months in the UK Parliament as Chief Shadow Secretary to the Treasury. In July 2007, Cameron promoted her to shadow secretary of state for transportation.

Government

After the 2010 general election, the Conservatives, below a general majority, formed a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats. This required Cabinet positions to be awarded to Lib Dem MPs, so Villiers did not become Secretary of State for Transportation, as would be expected in the event that a majority conservative government took office. That role went to Philip Hammond, who had overshadowed the post of Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Instead, Villiers became Minister of State for the Department of Transportation. Villiers was appointed Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in September 2012, but continued to spend three days a week in her Chipping Barnet constituency in North London. Her time in Northern Ireland garnered mixed reviews. In February 2016, he delivered a speech in defense of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and the British Army, accused of colluding with loyal assassins in the Loughinisland massacre. The Police Ombudsman who investigated the murders, Dr. Michael Maguire, later stated regarding the police authorities that they colluded with the murderers: “I do not hesitate to unequivocally determine that collusion is an important feature of the murders of Loughinisland. “Villiers had said that “a pernicious narrative” of the Problems was emerging whereby responsibility for terrorist acts was transferred to the security forces “through allegations of collusion, misuse of agents and informants, or other forms of activity illegal”.

Villiers was one of the six cabinet ministers who came out in support of Brexit during the 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum. Following the referendum, on 14 July 2016, Villiers resigned from her position as Northern Ireland Secretary after stating that new Prime Minister Theresa May had offered her a post outside the Cabinet which was “not one which I felt I could take on”. During the referendum, 62.2% of voters in her constituency (based on a 72.1% turnout), voted to remain in the European Union. After the referendum, Villiers has continued to support efforts to leave the EU. Villiers was appointed Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs by Boris Johnson upon him becoming Prime Minister in July 2019. She left the government in the post-Brexit cabinet reshuffle. In June 2020 The Times newspaper reported that the hold up in the formation of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament since the 2019 United Kingdom general election had been due to Villier’s appointment having been dismissed by the Prime Minister for her defiance of the Government’s whip on a vote where she supported an amendment which would have banned the import of chlorinated chicken products from the USA in upcoming post-Brexit trade negotiations.

The Queen’s Portrait Controversy

Villiers was the center of attention in July 2019 after Lord Maginnis claimed that she had signed a £ 10,000 deal with a Northern Ireland Office official, Lee Hegarty, who claimed that under human rights law it was unfair to she having to work where she was offended by the portraits of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. Lord Maginnis also stated in the House of Lords that, after the agreement, Villiers continued to remove portraits and replaced them with landscapes of Northern Ireland. Villiers did not consider Hegarty’s suggestion to replace such portraits of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh with photographs of the Queen meeting people during the fighting in Northern Ireland. Following media reports, her successor as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Julian Smith, called for an internal review of the decision to remove the Queen’s portraits from Stormont House, while DUP leader Arlene Foster, stated on Twitter that “It is beyond parody that there is a dispute over a portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, our head of state”

Parliamentary

expenses and second residence She also has a home in Arkley in her Chipping Barnet North London constituency. The house, a terraced property that it bought for £ 296,500 in May 2004, is an eight-minute drive from the High Barnet Underground Station, from where commuters can get to Westminster in about forty-five minutes.

Political views

Villiers supported the temporary suspension of Ken Livingstone, then Mayor of London, by the Adjudication Panel for England, which examined the case after a complaint by the British Jewish Board of Deputies to the England Standards Board. Theresa Villiers is a member and, since 2017, Vice President of Conservative Friends of Israel. On July 19, 2018, she was the only MP from any party to attend a rally of around 200–300 Jews and others called by the “Campaign Against Anti-Semitism” (CAA) in Parliament Square, London, to protest against Jeremy Corbyn and Labor. Party. On previous occasions, she attended CAA protests similar to those of July 19, 2018 against anti-Semitism at work. She has spoken publicly in support of the Iranian resistance to the Iranian regime at an event in Paris in 2017, organized by the National Council of Resistance of Iran. NCRI is viewed by some analysts as a front organization for the Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), which was once listed by the United States as a terrorist organization. [29] Since September 2008, Villiers has devoted a considerable proportion of its public announcements to aviation policy, specifically to the expansion of airports in the South East of England. Villiers stressed that despite differences of opinion, the coalition government’s policy was against a third runway at Heathrow airport.

She has also spoken out against Boris Johnson’s favoured proposal for a new London airport to be built in the Thames Estuary, and alternative expansions at Gatwick and Stansted airports, arguing that airlines should make greater use of the UK’s regional airports, though some regional airports themselves have expressed concern about being adversely affected by capacity shortages in the South East. Villiers favours construction of a high-speed rail link from London to Birmingham and Manchester, arguing that flyers could use capacity at airports such as Birmingham International and Manchester International Airport. In May 2017, Villiers announced that she fundamentally supports the ban on hunting of wild animals with dogs but suggested that there remains scope for reform of the Hunting Act 2004. In September 2019 at that year’s Conservative Party Conference, Villiers set out plans to end live exports of farm animals, ban primates from being kept as pets and for cats to be microchipped.

Personal life

Villiers married fellow lawyer Sean Wilken QC in 1997, and the following year they co-wrote a book on contract law and quasi-contract issues, which was published by a major publisher. Now they are divorced.

Net Worth

Estimated Net Worth in 2019 $1 Million – $5 Million (Approx.)

 

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