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Jonathan Aitken

Personal data
Date of birth30 August 1942(age 74)
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
Political partyUKIP (2004- ) Conservative (Until 2004)
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford
Wycliffe Hall, Oxford
ReligionAnglicanism
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
In office20 July 1994 - 5 July 1995
Prime ministerJohn Major
Succeeded byWilliam Waldegrave
Preceded byMichael Portillo
In office9 June 1983 - 1 May 1997
Succeeded byStephen Ladyman
Preceded byConstituency established
In office28 February 1974 - 9 June 1983
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Preceded byConstituency established

Jonathan Aitken

Personal information
NameJonathan Aitken
ChargePerjury and perverting the course of justice
Penalty18 months imprisonment
StatusReleased

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Jonathan William Patrick Aitken (born 30 August 1942) is a former Conservative Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom, and British government minister. He was convicted of perjury in 1999 and received an 18-month prison sentence, of which he served seven months. He is currently president of Christian Solidarity Worldwide.


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