The Institute of Economic Affairs is delighted to host The Rt Dr Liam Fox MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for North Somerset, for the latest in our In Conversation series with senior figures in public life. This webinar will take place on Monday 24th May from 18:00 – 19:00 BST, and will be chaired by IEA Director General, Mark Littlewood. Dr Fox is the Member of Parliament for North Somerset. He was first elected as the MP for Woodspring in 1992. He has held several ministerial roles, such as being the Constitutional Affairs Spokesman (1998-1999), Shadow Health Secretary (1998-1999), Shadow Health Secretary (1999-2003), Shadow Foreign Secretary (2005) and Shadow Defence Secretary (2005-10), and Secretary of State for Defence (2010-11). In the wake of the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union, Dr Fox was appointed as the first Secretary of State of International Trade by former Prime Minister Theresa May. He served that position, as well as being the President of the Board of Trade, from 2016-2019. In 2020 the UK government nominated Dr Fox as a candidate for Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) which saw him reach the last five in the election.