• Timothy Paul Loughton, born 30th May, 1962, Eastbourne, Sussex


  • The Priory School, Lewes, Sussex. 1973-1980

  • University of Warwick (BA First Class Honours Classical Civilisation) 1980-1983

  • Clare College, Cambridge (Mesopotamian Archaeology) 1983-84


  • Elizabeth MacLauchlan 1992 One son, two daughters

Tim Loughton



  • Fund manager in the City of London with Montagu Loebl Stanley from 1984 (became part of Robert Fleming merchant bank in 1986)

  • Director Fleming Private Asset Management 1992 -2000

  • Member Securities Institute MSi (dip)

  • Member Securities and Futures Association Working Party on Training

  • Non-Executive director Netlink – internet  start-up company 1996-1999

Political Career

  • Selected as Parliamentary Candidate for the new constituency of East Worthing & Shoreham, November 1995

  • Deputy Chairman Battersea Conservative Association, 1993-1996

  • London Area Conservative Executive Committee, 1993-1996

  • Parliamentary Candidate 1992 General Election in Sheffield Brightside against David Blunkett, April 1992

  • Vice Chairman Battersea Conservative Association 1990-1993

  • Candidate Latchmere Ward, Wandsworth Borough Council elections, May 1990

  • Member Cambridge University Conservative Association 1983-1984

  • Secretary Warwick University Conservative Association 1981-1982

  • Vice Chairman, South East Area Young Conservatives 1980-1982

  • Vice Chairman Sussex Young Conservatives 1979-1982

  • Vice Chairman Lewes Constituency Conservative Association 1979-1981

  • Chairman Lewes Young Conservatives, 1978-1981

Public Office

  • Governor Battersea Technology College

  • Governor and Chairman Finance Committee Latchmere Primary School, Battersea.

  • Local Authority appointee to Wandsworth Community Health Council

  • Vice Chairman Wandsworth Alcohol Group

  • Member Wandsworth Health Authority Substance Misuse Committee

Constituency Offices

  • Patron St Barnabas Hospice, Worthing

  • Vice-President League of Friends, Worthing Hospital

  • Trustee League of Friends, Southlands Hospital, Shoreham

  • Member of Court of Sussex University

  • President Adur Athletic Football Club

  • Patron Worthing Hockey Club

  • Vice President Worthing MIND

  • President Shoreham Conservative Club

  • President Sussex Holiday Club

  • President Ropetackle Centre Trust

  • Vice-Patron Life Education Centres, West Sussex

  • Patron of Headway, West Sussex

  • Patron of the campaign for Worthing and Adur to become a Fairtrade Town

  • Patron of West Grinstead and District Ploughing and Agricultural Society

  • Patron Electric Storm Youth
  • President of Southwick Camera Club
  • Patron Ropetackle Arts and Education Centre
  • Patron of Candian Roots UK
  • Patron Guild Care, Worthing
  • President of 1440 Shoreham Squadron Air Training Corps
  • Patron Positive for Youth, Worthing


Parliamentary Career

  • Parliamentary Under Secretary for Children and Families 2010-2012

  • Appointed Shadow Children's Minister November 2003 - 2010

  • Shadow Health Minister September 2001-2003

  • Shadow Minister for Environment, Transport and the Regions responsible for urban regeneration, housing and the regions 2000-2001

  • Member Environmental Audit Select Committee 1997 - 2001

  • Member European Standing Committee C 1999-2001
  • Chairman Conservative Disability Group 1998-2006
  • Vice Chairman of APPG for Coastal Marine

  • Patron of Fatherhood Institute const offices
  • Parliamentary champion of children and family issues

Served on:

  • Finance Bills 1997 & 1998

  • Disability Bill 1998

  • Housing Bill 2001

  • Homelessness Bill 2001

  • Adoption & Children Bill 2001-2002

  • Tobacco Advertising Bill 2003

  • Member Draft Mental Health Bill Pre-Legislative Scrutiny Committee 2004-5

  • Mental Health Bill 2006

  • Children Bill 2004

  • Childcare Bill 2005

  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill 2006

  • Children and Adoption Bill 2006
  • Children and Young Persons Bill 2008
  • Children Schools and Families Bill 2010
  • Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill 2013

All Party Parlimentary Groups

          Vice Chairman Cardiac Risk in the Young Group

  • Chairman Wholesale Financial Services and Markets Group

  • Vice Chairman Parliamentary Autism Group

  • Treasurer Parliamentary Maritime Group

  • Treasurer Parliamentary Archaeology Group

  • Captain Lords & Commons Hockey Team

  • Vice Chair All Party Parliamentary Group on Deafness

  • Vice Chair All Party Parliamentary Group on Children

  • Vice Chair All Party Parliamentary Ethiopia Group

  • Co-Chairman All Party Mental Health Group 2005


Other Interests

Archaeology, Sussex Downs, wine, travel, hockey, tennis, skiing. Member Sussex Archaeological Society; Member Society of Sussex Downsman; Member Friends of British Museum; Member Royal Archaeological Institute; Chairman Pet Advisory Committee

a quick cv


Eastbourne, Sussex, 1962


Priory School, Lewes; Warwick University (Classical Civilisation); Clare College, Cambridge (Mesopotamian Archaeology)

Business Career:

Robert Fleming Merchant Bank, 1984-2000; Director Fleming Private Asset Management from 1992; Non Executive Director Netlink, 1996-1999.

Political Career:

Joined Conservative Party, 1977; various positions in Young Conservatives; Federation Conservative Students; Battersea Conservative Association; stood in 1992 General Election for Sheffield Brightside against David Blunkett; elected in 1997 General Election for new constituency of East Worthing and Shoreham; Shadow Minister for Environment, Transport and the Regions responsible for urban regeneration, housing and the regions 2001-2001; Shadow Health Minister, 2001-2003; Shadow Minister for Children 2003-2010; Parliamentary Under Secretary for Children and Families  2010-2012.

Other Interests:

archaeology, Sussex Downs, wine, travel, hockey, tennis, skiing.

Latest  - 29 October 2014

Latest e-Newsletter - 28 October 2014

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Contact Tim

Tim's track record - 21 July 2014

full list of Surgeries
- next one on 7th November

  • 7th November- Worthing
  • 21st November-Shoreham
  • December 5th-Worthing
  • December 19th- Southwick

full list of Street Surgeries
- next one on 8th November

  • Sat 8th Nov 10am-12pm Shoreham Farmers' Market
  • Sat 8th Nov 12.30pm-2.30pm Southwick Square
  • Sat15th Nov 10am-12pm Lancing Children's Centre & Worthing Town Centre from 12.15pm
  • 15th Nov 10am-12pm Lancing Children's Centre
  • 15th Nov 12.15pm-2pm Worthing Town Centre


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