Michael Denzil Xavier PORTILLO

Biography

Gender Male
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Birthdate 1953-05-26
Education Harrow Co Sch for Boys, Peterhouse Cambridge (MA)
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Clubs Chelsea Arts
Style The Rt Hon Michael Portillo
Career Ocean Transport and Trading Co 1975-76, Cons Res Dept 1976-79, special advsr to Sec of State for Energy 1979-81, Kerr McGee Oil (UK) Ltd 1981-83, special advsr to sec of state for Trade and Industry 1983, special advsr to Chllr of the Exchequer 1983-84; MP (Cons): Enfield Southgate 1984-97, Kensington and Chelsea 1999-2005 (Parly candidate Birmingham Perry Barr 1983); asst Govt whip 1986-87, Parly under sec of state for Social Security 1987-88, min of state for Tport 1988-90, min for Local Govt and Inner Cities 1990-92, chief sec to the Treasy 1992-94, sec of state for Employment 1994-95, sec of state for Defence 1995-97; shadow Chllr of the Exchequer 2000-01; memb Int Cmmn on Missing Persons in the former Yugoslavia; non-exec dir BAE Systems 2002-06; television credits: Portillo's Progress (Channel 4) 1998, Great Railway Journeys: Granada to Salamanca (BBC TV) 1999, Art that Shook the World: Richard Wagner's Ring (BBC TV) 2002, Portillo in Euroland (BBC TV) 2002, Elizabeth I (BBC TV) 2002, When Michael Portillo became a Single Mum (BBC TV) 2003, Dinner with Portillo (several series, BBC 4), panellist This Week (BBC 1); radio credits: The Things We Forgot to Remember (BBC Radio 4), panellist The Moral Maze (BBC Radio 4); columnist Sunday Times 2004-
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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