Peter Lilley is a British Conservative Party politician who has been a Member of the British Parliament (MP) since 1983. He was a Cabinet minister in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major, serving as Trade and Industry Secretary from July 1990 to April 1992, and as Social Security Secretary from April 1992 to May 1997. He currently represents the constituency of Hitchin and Harpenden. A long time libertarian, he was one of the few in his party to vote consistently against Climate Change action, and latterly has been an outspoken Eurosceptic. Lilley has recently been a keynote speaker for a NZ Initiative retreat dinner, where he spoke on 'Trade after Brexit: The future of UK/NZ relations'.