Alan Duncan: Biography highlights
Shadow Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, and MP for the boroughs of Rutland and Melton, Leicestershire
Full biography of Alan Duncan
Alan Duncan’s Background
Duncan is also a member of the Privy Council and in 2014 was knighted as a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG).
Began his career at Royal Dutch Shell, and moved into politics in the early 1990s, first entering the House of Commons in 1992, holding the role of Conservative MP in Rutland and Melton ever since.
Has held several positions in the government, including a key role in William Hague’s party during the 1997 Conservative bid for leadership, a campaign that proved successful. Has been a member of the Shadow Cabinet since 2005, first holding the role of Shadow Secretary of State for Trade, Industry & Energy, the name of which has now changed to the current Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.
In July 2014 was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George.