Philip Dunne

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Person.png Philip Dunne   PowerbaseRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Born14 August 1958
Ludlow, Shropshire, England
Alma materKeble College Oxford
SpouseDomenica Dunne
Member ofBanned from Russia 2015, Bullingdon Club, Jeffrey Epstein/Black book
British Conservative Party politician and possible deep state operative.

Employment.png UK/Minister of State for Health

In office
15 July 2016 - 9 January 2018

Employment.png UK/Minister for Defence Procurement

In office
4 September 2012 - 15 July 2016

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Ludlow

In office
5 May 2005 - Present

Philip Martin Dunne is a British Conservative Party politician. Since 2005, he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ludlow constituency in Shropshire.

He has several deep state connections. At Oxford, he was a member of the exclusive Bullingdon Club.

He was Minister for Defence Procurement, a (supposedly junior) job in the UK Ministry of Defence, but held by spooky deep state operatives. He was Minister of State for Health, a mid-level position in the Department of Health, under Theresa May.

He was on the list of people banned from entering Russia in 2015, indicating that at least the Russian services believes there is more to him than meets the eye.


Philip Dunne was born in Ludlow, Shropshire, and has an ancestry of politicians and courtiers. He is the son of Sir Thomas Dunne KG, the former Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, who in turn is the son of Philip Russell Rendel Dunne (who briefly sat in the Commons), who in turn was the son of Edward Marten Dunne (who also sat in the Commons). Philip Dunne was educated at Abberley Hall School, followed by Eton College and Keble College, Oxford, where he was awarded a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. At Oxford he was part of the Bullingdon Club.[1]

Political career

He was elected to the House of Commons at the 2005 general election for Ludlow when he unseated the incumbent Liberal Democrat MP, Matthew Green. Dunne regained the (historically safe) seat for the Conservatives; the seat having been lost at the 2001 general election. He made his maiden speech on 8 June 2005.[2] During his first term in Parliament (2005–2010) he was a member of the Work and Pensions Select committee, and in 2006 he was appointed to the Public Accounts Committee.

Philip Dunne held the Ludlow constituency seat in the 2010 general election with a notable swing from the Liberal Democrats, giving Dunne a 52.8 per cent share of the vote and a new, strengthened majority of 9,749. In the 2015 general election Dunne again increased his share of the vote and substantially increased his majority.

In July 2016, he was appointed as Minister for State for Health.[3] In Prime Minister Theresa May's January 2018 reshuffle, he was dismissed from his ministerial post. Before losing his post, Dunne was accused of belittling the winter NHS bed crisis by suggesting unwell people in accident and emergency departments of hospitals without beds could instead use seats.[4][5]

Following the formation of the Liberal Democrat–Conservative coalition government shortly after the general election, Philip Dunne was appointed as an unpaid assistant government whip in the House of Commons.[6] In September 2012, he was appointed Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology with responsibility for defence procurement and defence exports.[7] In this role, he was the minister responsible for, and one of the backers of, the bill which became the Defence Reform Act 2014.[8]

He was appointed to the Privy Council of the United Kingdom in the 2019 New Years Honours List, giving him the honorific title "The Right Honourable".

In the 2019 leadership election, Dunne managed Jeremy Hunt's campaign.[9]


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