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The Rt Hon the Lord Heseltine CH – Politician and Castaway

Lord Heseltine was a Member of Parliament in Britain from 1966 to 2001. He was a Cabinet Minister in various departments between 1979 and 1986 and between 1990 and 1997. He was Deputy Prime Minister from 1995 to 1997. He is founder and Chairman of the Haymarket Group, one of the largest privately owned media companies in the UK. Currently he is chairing an independent advisory panel for a £1Bn Regional Growth Fund.

He has written books on Europe and more recently his political autobiography, Life in the Jungle. Lord Heseltine is an enthusiastic gardener and has created an arboretum for over 3000 different trees and shrubs.