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Chippenham (House of Commons)
Mr Duncan Hames MP (Liberal Democrat)
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Melksham Town Hall
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Saturday, August 18th
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MP Since - 2010 Majority - 2,470 Born - 16/06/1977.
Education - Local Schools. Oxford University, former Executive Officer at the Student Union.
Previous Occupation - Director of Chippenham Consultants Ltd.
Personal Overview - Successfully won this marginal seat created for the 2010 General Election. A former Councillor in West Wiltshire, he has campaigned locally on a number of issues, including rail services, Local Authority public spending and opposing house building. Politically, he has an interest in education, opposing tuition fees to students having benefited from a 'free education' and partial University maintenance grant himself.
Political History - Councillor, West Wiltshire District Council (2003-09), former Cabinet member. General Election candidate for Westbury (2005). MP Chippenham (2010-). PPS to Sarah Teather as Minister of State, Department for Education (2010-12). PPS to Rt Hon. Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister (2012-).
Characteristics - Former Board Member of the South West of England Regional Development Agency. Has been a Governor at Westwood with Iford Primary School and George Ward School, Melksham. At University he was a regular debater for the Oxford Union in competitions.
Business Tel: 020 7219 3000
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Interests: Education & Training,Health
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Allergy (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Arch Cru Investment Scheme (Vice Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Financial Education for Young People (Vice Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Kidney Group (Vice Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Parkinson's Disease (Treasurer)
- All-Party Parliamentary Rail Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary China Group (Vice Chairman)
South West (European Parliament)
Earl William of Dartmouth MEP (UK Independence)
MEP Since - 2009 Born - 23/09/49. 10th Earl of Dartmouth.
Education - Eton. Christchurch College, Oxford. Harvard Business School.
Previous Occupation - Chartered Accountant, working in the United Arab Emirates (1975-77). Worked in the US for 6 years before returning to work in the UK in 1983 in finance, property and communications. Director, Hanson Transport. Chairman and Founder of Kirklees Cable.
Personal Overview - Former Conservative Peer who defected to the UK Independence party successfully gained election to the European Parliament at the 2009 elections. From a background in accountancy, he has worked in several countries, including the United Arab Emirates and US. A former Hereditary Peer, he lost his seat in the House of Lords in November 1999 in the Lords reforms of that year. Having reinvented himself as a UK Independence member he has the opportunity to use his accountancy skills to highlight any financial issues within the EU.
Political History - General Election candidate (Conservative) for Leigh (February 1974), Stockport South (October 1974). Succeeded his father to became a member of the House of Lords (1997-99). European Parliament candidate (1999). Joined the UK Independence Party (2007). Current prospective parliamentary candidate for Exeter. MEP South West Region (2009-). Member of the Committee on International Trade (2009-). Substitute member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.
Other Information - At Oxford he was elected Secretary of the Oxford Union.
Intergroups - N/a.
Business Tel: 32(0)2 28 49735
Interests: Business & Finance
- Foreign Affairs (Substitute)
- International Trade (Member)
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