Mark Littlewood Biography
Mark Littlewood is British Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs and the IEA’s Ralph Harris Fellow. The IEA is the UK’s original free-market think tank, founded in 1955. It produces over a million words of research every year to expound the role of markets in solving economic and social problems.
He was formerly the chief press spokesman for the Liberal Democrats and the Pro-Euro Conservative Party. He was an advisor to the Conservative Party under Prime Minister David Cameron. Having previously been in favour of deeper European integration, Littlewood later adopted a eurosceptic position and advocated voting Leave in the 2016 referendum on Membership of the European Union.
Mark Littlewood Age
Mark was born on 28th April, 1972, United Kingdom.
Mark Littlewood Education
He attended The Forest School in Winnersh in the Borough of Wokingham, then in the county of Berkshire. He studied philosophy, politics and economics at Balliol College, Oxford, from 1990 to 1993.
Mark Littlewood Height
Mark stand at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall.
Mark Littlewood Nationality
Mark is a British Nationality.
Mark Littlewood Parents
Mark seems to keep his personal and professional life apart, because of that, Littlewood has not disclosed the parents’ names.
Mark Littlewood Siblings
Mark lives a low profile life, due to that, Littlewood has not revealed the siblings’ details.
Mark Littlewood Wife
Littlewood keeps his private life away from the media, as a result, the name of his wife is not known.
Mark Littlewood Children
Littlewood is quite secretive when it comes to his personal life because of that there’s not a whole of information regarding the children.
Mark Littlewood Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
He was the director of Liberal Vision from 2008 to 2009, a classical liberal group within the Liberal Democrats, before taking up the directorship of the free market think-tank the Institute of Economic Affairs in December 2009. Since taking up this role, Littlewood has appeared several times as a panelist on the BBC’s Question Time.
His first job was working for the European Movement, and he was campaigns director of Liberty from June 2001 to April 2004. While on sabbatical, he became the chief spokesperson of the campaign group NO2ID.
Mark is recognised as a powerful, engaging and articulate spokesman for free markets and reducing red tape. He also features as a regular guest on flagship political programmes such as BBC Question Time, Newsnight, Sky News and the Today Programme. He writes a regular column for The Times and features in many other print and broadcast media. Prior to joining the IEA, Mark served as the Head of Media for the Liberal Democrats.
Mark was appointed head of media for the Liberal Democrats in December 2004. He resigned from the Liberal Democrat position in May 2007, after saying that the introduction of proportional representation should not be a deal-breaker when negotiating for Liberal Democrat involvement in a coalition.
He was accused of a “clear conflict of interest” by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health, which stated that he “clearly has a pro-tobacco agenda”, while Jean King of Cancer Research UK stated that “for any organisation to promote a report saying that plain packaging can’t and won’t work without making clear that the authors are tobacco industry apologists is unacceptable”.
Littlewood was recorded in 2018 telling an undercover reporter that the Institute of Economic Affairs is in the ‘Brexit-influencing game’, offering potential US donors access to government ministers and civil servant as it raises cash for research to support the free-trade deals demanded by hardline Brexiteers.
Mark also sits on the Board of Big Brother Watch, a non-profit organisation fighting for the protection of privacy and civil liberties in the UK.
Mark Littlewood Salary
Mark earns an estimated annual salary of USD 150,000.
Mark Littlewood Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be USD 5 million.
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