Public Affairs: Lobbying Target - David Burrowes, shadow minister for justice

Having reclaimed Michael Portillo's former seat in the last election, Burrowes is on track for a government job under David Cameron.

Ten-second biography

Elected as MP for Enfield Southgate in 2005. Since then, he has spent 18 months as deputy chairman of the Conservative social justice policy group's addictions working party. He was promoted to his current role in July 2007.

What's his background?

Born in Enfield in 1969, Burrowes was privately educated at Highgate School and then at Exeter University, where he was vice-chairman of the Conservative Association. Before entering Parliament, he was a councillor and a solicitor specialising in criminal law.

Where does he sit politically?

Burrowes is a one-nation Tory with an interest in social justice. He is chairman of the Conservative Christian Fellowship, which he set up with Tim Montgomerie, founder of the ConservativeHome website.

Is he one to watch?

Yes. Burrowes is unlikely to shoot straight into the cabinet following a Tory election victory, but is well regarded and a good bet for a junior ministerial post in a Cameron administration.

Something I may not have known

Burrowes has six children.

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