Graduate, University of Oxford, UK. With Daily Telegraph: 1987, Leader and Feature Writer; 1989-94, European Community Correspondent; 1994-99, Assistant Editor. 2001, Member of Parliament for Henley-on-Thames; 2003-04, Vice-Chairman, Conservative Party; 2004, Shadow Minister for the Arts; Editor, The Spectator; 2005, Shadow Minister for Higher Education. Since May 2008, Mayor of London, United Kingdom. Author. Regular guest on television and radio.