Full Biography

Tim Loughton BA, FSA,


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



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


Other Positions held

Fellow Society of Antiquaries (since 2015)

Chairman PIP UK charity trustees (Parent & Infant Partnership)

Chairman Attachment Policy Group

Patron Positive For Youth Awards

Patron the Fatherhood Institute

Ambassador for youth charity Ambition

Patron Grandparents’ Association

Global Change Ambassador for Round Table Global

Patron Social Worker of the Year Awards


Current Constituency Offices

Patron St Barnabas Hospice, Worthing

Vice-President League of Friends, Worthing Hospital

Member of Court of Sussex University

President Shoreham & Adur Football Club

Patron Worthing Hockey Club

President Shoreham Conservative Club

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 of Canadian Roots UK

Patron Guild Care, Worthing

President Lancing Art Club

Patron EYE (Eco, Young and Engaged) Project

Patron CHAT (Coping with Historic Abuse Trauma) Charity


Parliamentary Career

Member Home Affairs Select Committee 2014-

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 


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 Parliamentary Group officerships      

Co-Chairman All Party Parliamentary Group for Archaeology

Chairman APPG for the British Museum

Chairman APPG Tibet

Co-Chairman APPG Children

Co-Chairman APPG Mindfulness

Chairman APPG Conception to Age Two – The first 1001 days

Vice Chairman APPG Youth

Vice Chairman APPG Digital Crime

Vice Chairman APPG Missing Persons

Vice Chair All Party Parliamentary Ethiopia Group

Vice Chairman APPG Child Protection

Vice Chairman APPG Looked After Children

Vice Chairman APPG Parents & Families

Vice Chairman APPG - Victims of Crime

Treasurer APPG Foetal Alcohol Group

Secretary APPG Switzerland

Secretary APPG Young People & Social technology

Captain Lords & Commons Hockey Team


Other Interests

Archaeology, Sussex Downs, wine, travel, hockey, tennis, skiing. Member Sussex Archaeological Society; Member South Downs Society; Member Friends of British Museum; Member Shoreham Society; Member Southwick Society.