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John Valentine BUTTERFILL

member of parliament

John Valentine BUTTERFILL, British Member of Parliament. Fellow, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors; Parliamentary Consultant to BIIBA, since 1992.


BUTTERFILL, John Valentine was born on February 14, 1941. Parents: the late George Thomas Butterfill and the late Elsie Amelia Butterfill (née Watts).


Caterham School; College of Estate Management, London. Spoken languages: French, some Danish.


European Parly, candidate, 1979. Parly, candidate, 1981. Member of Parliament for Bournemouth West, since 1983.

Vice Chairman, Foreign Affairs Forum, 1983-1992. Joint Secretary, Conservative Parliamentary Tourism Committee, 1984-1985, Vice-Chairman, 1985-1988. Joint Secretary, Conservative Backbench Trade and Industry Committee, 1987-1988.

Member, National Council of the European Movement. Vice-Chairman, Foreign Affairs Forum. Vice-Chairman, European Democrat Forum.

Parliamentary Private Secretary to Cecil Parkinson, since 1988. Chairman, Conservative Group for Europe, 1989-1992, Vice President, since 1992. Secretary, Conservative Parliamentary Trade and Industry Committee, 1987-1988, 1991.

Member, Trade and Industry Select Committee, since 1992. Vice Chairman, Conservative Parliamentary European Affairs Committee, since 1992. Vice Chairman, Conservative Parliamentary Finance Committee, since 1992.

Valuer, Jones Lang Wootton, 1962-1964. Senior executive, Hammerson Group, 1964-1968. Director, Audley Properties, Bovis Group, 1968-1971.

Man. Director, St. Paul’s Securities Group, 1971-1976. Chairman, Conservation Investments Group. President, European Property Associate.

Director, Islef Building and Construction Ltd. Senior partner, Curchod & Company, chartered surveyors, 1977-1992. Consultant, since 1992.


Church of England.


Fellow, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Parliamentary Consultant to BIIBA, since 1992. Clubs: Royal Institut, of Chartered Surveyors (Fellow).


Spouse Pamela Ross (née Ross-Symons), 1965.