A lively debate between former Conservative MP Michael Portillo and writer Bea Campbell about child … 'Hounds are howling' over sex abuse claims says Campbell, Nighty night, This Week ends with a complaint, Grease on This Week: Oh, those political nights. Labour won by 1,500 votes after a swing of 17 per cent. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Your Privacy Controls. A lively debate between former Conservative MP Michael Portillo and writer Bea Campbell about child sexual abuse claims which name prominent individuals. To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. Food blogger Jack Monroe and ex-Tory MP Michael Portillo clashed remarkably on BBC's This Week on Thursday. Michael Portillo is a British journalist, broadcaster, former MP, and former cabinet minister for the ‘Conservative Party.’ He entered the ‘House of Commons’ in 1984, after winning the elections for the first time. The result for Enfield South in the 1997 General Election. HuffPost is part of Verizon Media. Last month Michael Portillo and his wife, Carolyn, flew on holiday to Peru. Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. They climbed through the undergrowth on the mountain leading up to the secret ancient city of Machu Picchu. We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. Since Michael Portillo retired from politics in 2005, the former Conservative MP has taken up a more leisurely career path. They spoke with Andrew Neil and Alan Johnson on This Week, after Ms Campbell's film defending the work of the now-deputy leader of the Labour Party, Tom Watson, who has come under fire over past remarks about the former Conservative Home Secretary Leon Brittan. Michael Denzil Xavier Portillo (born 26 May 1953) is a British journalist, broadcaster and former politician known for presenting Great British Railway Journeys and Great Continental Railway Journeys.A former member of the Conservative Party, he was Member of Parliament (MP) for Enfield Southgate from 1984 to 1997 and Kensington and Chelsea from 1999 to 2005. Find out more about how we use your information in our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. In 2010, Michael commence his celebrated series, Great British Railway Journeys, following the British railway networks according to an 1840s copy of Bradshaw’s Guide.. Michael was born and raised in Hertfordshire. Portillo v Campbell on child abuse claims. Read about our approach to external linking.