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South West Hertfordshire (House of Commons)
Mr David Gauke MP (Conservative)
Surgery: South West Hertfordshire Conservative Association
Scots Bridge House
Herts WD3 3BB
Surgery Tel: 01923 771781
MP Since - 2005 Majority - 14,920 Born - 08/10/1971, Married, 2 sons.
Education - Northgate High School, Ipswich. St Edmund Hall , Oxford St (BA law 1993 MA). College of Law, Chester (legal practice course 1995).
Previous Occupation - Parliamentary research assistant to Barry Legg MP (1993-94). Trainee solicitor and solicitor for Richards Butler (1995-99). Solicitor at Macfarlanes (1999-2005).
Personal Overview - From a legal background, was active within the Conservative party for a number of years before first attempting to gain election in 2001. He has been an active supporter of the 'Save Watersmeet Theatre' Campaign and helped organise surveys on various local issues. He has a strong interest in education and tackling anti-social behaviour and has campaigned for a free enterprise economy. He is also likely to be sceptical on issues of further European integration, particularly entry into an European Single Currency. Became an opposition spokesman in May 2007 as a part of the mini reshuffle following the resignation of Graham Brady and joined the new Treasury team in May 2010.
Political History - Committee member for the National Association of Conservative Graduates (1997-98). Deputy chair for Brent East Conservative Association (1998-2000). Contested Brent East (2001) general election. MP for South West Hertfordshire (2005-). Member of the Procedure Select Committee (2005-07). Member of the Treasury Select Committee (2006-07). Shadow Minister for the Treasury (Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury) (2007-10). Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury (2010-).
Characteristics - His interests include cricket, football (Ipswich Town), reading and country walks.
Business Tel: 0207 219 4459
Interests: European Issues,Law & Order,Education & Training,Health
Eastern (European Parliament)
Mr Stuart Agnew MEP (UK Independence)
MEP Since - 2009 Born - 30/08/49 Married, 3 sons.
Education - Education: Blickling Lodge School. Hordle House School. Gordonstoun School. Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester (Agricultural Science) (2 years), gained the MRAC with the McLennan Silver Medal. National Diploma in Agriculture.
Previous Occupation - Worked in a school in India at the age of 18, teaching English for 1 year. Worked in a dairy farm in Buckinghamshire for 1 year. Farm Manager in the UK (3 years), worked in South Africa, had several jobs including working for Prudential. Soil and Water Conservation Officer for the Ministry of Agriculture in Rhodesia (1975-76), Rhodesian Army (1975-76). Employed on the family farm (1977-83). Ran the family farming business in Fakenham, Norfolk (1983-).
Personal Overview - Elected to the European Parliament in 2009 from second place on the party list. Experienced farmer who has since 1983 ran his family farm in Norfolk. Has been active within the National Farmers Union in Norfolk for a number of years. He is well travelled, having worked in India, South Africa and Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). Joined UKIP in 1999, dismayed at the way the European Union regulated Farming. Has previously stood as a candidate at both a National and Local level.
Political History - Joined UKIP (1999). Chairman of the Norwich and Norfolk Branch (2003-05), has been a member of the Agricultural Policy Group. Member of the Regional Committee (2004-05). Local Council candidate, North Norfolk District Council (2007). General Election candidate for Mid Norfolk (2001), for North Norfolk (2005) and candidate for Broadland at the next General Election. European Parliamentary candidate for the Eastern Region (2004). MEP Eastern Region (from second on the party list) (2009-). Member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee (2009-). Substitute member of the Constitutional Affairs Committee (2011-). Member of the Fisheries Committee (2012-).
Other Information - Norfolk County Chairman of the National Farmers Union (NFU) (1998). Norfolk Delegate to HQ Council NFU (2000-). Chairman of Castle Acre Cricket Club. Drove from the UK to India at the age of 18 with friends to work in a School teaching English.
Intergroups - N/a.
Interests: Agriculture,Small Business,Foreign Affairs
- Fisheries (Member)
- Agriculture & Rural Development (Member)
- Constitutional Affairs (Substitute)
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