Leigh, Edward - (United Kingdom)

ID: 243708
Organisation: LeC
Land des Treffens: unknow im Jahr unknow

Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (2001 – 9 June 2010). Member of Parliament (C) Gainsborough, since 1997 (Gainsborough and Horncastle, 1983–1997). From 2010 to 2011, Leigh served as an Independent Financial Advisor to HM Treasury, appointed by George Osborne to bring external challenge to the development and implementation of a new financial management strategy for central government. He stood down in 2011, but was then appointed to report directly to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on improving Parliament's financial scrutiny of the Budget. He is a member of the Treasury Financial Reporting & Advisory Board. Since 2010, Leigh has been a delegate to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, speaking regularly and serving on the Culture, Science, Education and Media Committee.

At the end of 2010 Leigh was offered but declined the British ambassadorship to the Holy See. Leigh also supported Boris Johnson's call to George Osborne in 2011 for lowering the rate of taxation in the UK in order to assist its economic recovery following the credit crunch. Leigh, a qualified barrister and an Assembly Member of the Council of Europe, opposes further human rights legislation, as proposed by the European Court of Human Rights.

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