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South West Wiltshire (House of Commons)
Dr Andrew Murrison MP (Conservative)
Surgery: Constituency Office
Suite 1, Holloway House
White Horse Business Park
Surgery Tel: 01225 358584
MP Since - 2001 Majority - 10,367 Born - 24/04/1961. Married, 5 daughters.
Education - The Harwich School, Dartmouth Naval College, Bristol University Medical School, Hughes Hall, Cambridge.
Previous Occupation - Principal Medical Officer, HM Naval Base Portsmouth (1996-99); Staff Officer, Commander-in-Chief (1999-2000); Locum Consultant Occupational Physician Gloucestershire Royal Hospital & GP (2000-01).
Personal Overview - South West based consultant having served with the Royal Navy in Portsmouth, research work at Southampton General Hospital, and his previous role in Gloucestershire. Closely involved with the Candidates' Department at Conservative Central Office during the 1997 election, he has also helped former Cabinet Minister Lord Freeman with a Bow Group pamphlet. Entitled 'Investors in Communities' it examined policy options for encouraging volunteer activity, an area of particular interest for this Tory MP. His medical experience has led him to support community based medical provision, leading to campaigning to promote community hospitals in the West Wiltshire area of his constituency. Secured selection despite a lack of prior representative experience in part due to astute positioning, additionally Lord Freeman was the senior screener for Conservative PPCs at the 2001 election. Advanced to become a middle ranking Opposition Spokesman, but was not able to immediately translate this into a Government role.
Political History - Member for Westbury (2001-2010), Member for South West Wiltshire (2010-). Member of the Science & Technology Select Committee (2001-05). Opposition Spokesman for Public Services, Health & Education (2003-04), for Health (2004-07). Shadow Minister for Defence (2007-10). PPS to Rt Hon Andrew Lansley as Secretary of State for Health (2010-12). Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence (Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans) (2012-).
Characteristics - Member of the Bow Group. Examiner for the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians. Also served as a School Governor, Prison Visitor and Member of a Social Housing Group. Enjoys sailing and skiing in his spare time.
Business Tel: 020 7219 8337
Interests: Defence,Housing,Law & Order,Education & Training,Health
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Defence and Diplomacy in the Middle East and North Africa (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Global Uncertainties (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Specialist Security (Member)
- British-Iraq Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Morocco (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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