Sir Nicholas Soames has been a Conservative Member of Parliament since 1983. He was an Agriculture Minister and subsequently Minister of State for the Armed Forces from 1994 to 1997. He served as Shadow Secretary of State for Defence and as a member of the Shadow Cabinet in Opposition.
He is President of the Conservative Middle East Council.
Sir Nicholas is a Senior Adviser to Marsh Ltd; is on the International Advisory Board of GardaWorld and is a Trustee of the Amber Foundation.