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North West Hampshire (House of Commons)
Rt Hon. Sir George Young Bt MP (Conservative)
Surgery: 2 Church Close
Surgery Tel: 01264 401401
MP Since - 1974 Majority - 18,583 Born - 16/07/1941. Married, 2 sons & 2 daughters.
Education - Eton, Christchurch College, Oxford, University of Surrey.
Previous Occupation - Economic Advisor to the Post Office Corporation (1969-74), worked with the National Economic Development Council (1966-67), Research Fellow at the University of Surrey. Non Executive Director of Lovell Partnerships Ltd (1987-90).
Personal Overview - Likely to be a moderate member, from a traditional Conservative educational and family background. He was in Government until 1986, then recalled as a Whip in 1990. His career advanced under John Major's leadership, and continued in Opposition in Shadowing Defence and as Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (also having Constitutional Affairs added to his portfolio in 1999). Unsuccessfully stood for the role of Speaker of the House of Commons (October 2000), and has remained on the Back benches holding several Select Committee memberships. Was once again unsuccessful in standing for the role of Speaker in June 2009, this time losing out in a run-off to fellow Conservative MP John Bercow. In a surprise move he was reappointed to the role of Shadow Leader of the House of Commons in a September 2009 mini reshuffle and claimed the same role in the May 2010 coalition Government, post he held until the 2012 reshuffle. He however made a prompt return to the Government in October 2012 as Chief Whip, appointed as an experienced pair of hands following the resignation of Andrew Mitchell.
Political History - Councillor, Lambeth Borough Council (1968-71), GLC member for Ealing (1970-73). MP Ealing Acton (1974-97). MP Hampshire North West (1997-). Chairman, Conservative Party Committee for Defence (1997-98). Opposition Whip (1976-79), Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health & Social Services (1979-81), Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Environment (1981-86), Government Whip (1990), Minister for Housing & Planning (1990-93), Minister of State for Housing, Inner Cities & Construction ( 1993-94). Financial Secretary to the Treasury (1994-95), Secretary of State for Transport (1995-97). Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (1997-98), Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (1998-99), Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1998-99), Shadow Leader of the House of Commons & Constitutional Affairs (1999-2000). Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (2009-10). Member of the Modernisation Select Committee (1998-2000), Selection Select Committee (2001). Chairman of the Standards & Privileges Committee (2001-09). Member of the Reform of the House of Commons Committee (2009). Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal (2010-12). Government Chief Whip, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (2012-)
Characteristics - Appointed to the Order of the Companions of Honour. Has successfully now served under three Conservative leaders in both Government and Opposition.
Business Tel: 020 7219 6665
Interests: Environment,Housing,Education & Training,Health,Disability
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Huntington's Disease (Member)
South East (European Parliament)
Mr Keith Taylor MEP (Green)
MEP Since - 2010 Born - 01/08/1953. Partner (Lizzie).
Education - N/a.
Previous Occupation - Worked in sales (1972-1980). Self-employed/Co-Director of a local business (1980-1999). Regional Liaison Officer for Caroline Lucas MEP (2002-2007).
Personal Overview - Replaced the outgoing Caroline Lucas here in June 2010 after she was successful in her bid to become the Green party's first MP at Westminster. He is an experienced Councillor, having led the Green Group in Brighton for a number of years. He has also shown an interest in foreign affairs issues, as a Councillor was active in campaigning to secure the release of Brighton resident Omar Degayes from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. He has also been involved in High Court action supporting families with Autistic children. Within the party, he has been a spokesperson on planning and regeneration as well as a Principal Speaker at the time when the party had not adopted a single leader. He has also been involved in policy development with the party election manifesto. Locally, he he is likely to have gained a good knowledge of his electoral region through his work for his predecessor.
Political History - Councillor, Brighton and Hove City Council (1999-2010). Green Group Leader (2001-08). Chair, Association of Green Councillors (2001-2002). Principal Speaker for the Green Party of England & Wales (2004-2006). Regeneration Spokesperson (2008-10). MEP South East Region (2010-). Member of the Afghanistan Delegation (2010-), Substitute member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (2010-) and the Iran Delegation (2010-). Member of the International Trade Committee (2010-) and the Transport and Tourism Committee (2010-). Substitute member of the Petitions Committee (2010-).
Other Information - Has been a Vice President of the UKs Local Government Association Group in the European Parliament. Former representative for Brighton and Hove on the UN Peace Messenger City project and a City representative to the Local Government Association.
Intergroups - Member of the LGBT Rights Group.
Business Tel: +32 (0)2 28 45153
Interests: Environment,Economic Regeneration,Womans Issues,Regional Policy,Conservation
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- Transport & Tourism (Member)
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