Right at the top of the Conservative Party, the head man in charge of policy.Oliver Letwin is the son of William Letwin, Emeritus Professor at the London School of Economics.
Whilst a student at Cambridge, he was an active member of the Cambridge University Liberal Club. When asked about his membership of the liberal club he explained:
"I was also a member of the Fabian Society. But I am sorry to have to tell you that this was because I was interested in the thoughts of Liberals and Fabians (and still am) rather than because I was ever a Liberal Democrat or a Fabian."From 1980-81, Letwin was a visiting fellow (a Procter Fellow) of Princeton University, then a research fellow at Darwin College, Cambridge, from 1981-82
From 1983 to 1986, he was a member of then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's Policy Unit
He is also a non executive director of NM Rothschild Corporate Finance Ltd.
Following the decision by Michael Howard to stand down as Conservative Party leader after the May 2005 general election, Letwin publicly backed the youngest candidate and eventual winner David Cameron, a fellow Etonian. He was subsequently given the newly created role of Chairman of the Policy Review, when Cameron formed his first shadow cabinet in December 2005.