Who was the MP for Wirral West in 1997?

Who was the MP for Wirral West in 1997?

Hunt served twice as Secretary of State for Wales and once as Secretary of State for Employment in John Major's Cabinet. Hunt held the seat until 1997, when he was defeated by Labour Party candidate Stephen Hesford. He then returned to the House of Lords, where he remains active in politics.

Hunt was born in Widnes, Lancashire on 4 April 1945. He was educated at Shrewsbury School, an independent school in Shropshire, England. After graduating from Cambridge University with a degree in economics, he worked as a research economist at the European Commission before becoming Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry in 1994. He remained in this position until 1996, when he became Secretary of State for Employment. In this role, he was responsible for introducing welfare reforms including means-testing of unemployment benefits and workfare schemes.

He has been a member of the House of Lords since 2002, when he succeeded Lord Young of Graffham as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. He also serves on the Education Committee and the International Trade Committee of the House of Lords.

In 2006, it was reported that Hunt would like to become Prime Minister one day.

Who was the MP for Kettering in 2005?

He was elected in 2005, defeating the existing Labour MP, Phil Sawford, in an election in which the Blair government's majority was reduced nationally. Prior to the 1918 boundary revisions, the majority of the modern-day Kettering Seat was part of the Mid Northamptonshire constituency. The current MP represents the newly created seat of Northampton North.

Mr Newson has been a member of Parliament since the 2005 general election. He previously worked as an education policy adviser and special projects manager at Focus on Education, and was director of communications and strategy at the National Union of Students from 1995 to 2000.

He is active in the Conservative Christian Fellowship and has spoken at several churches across the country about issues including education, health and social care. He is also a trustee of the Children's Society and chairman of the society's board of studies.

Mr Newson lives in Northampton with his wife and two children. He studied English at Oxford University.


Who retired as MP for Huntingdon at the 2001 general election?

John Major, the former Conservative Prime Minister (1990–1997), represented the constituency from its re-establishment in 1983 until his retirement in 2001. Major had been an MP since 1964, representing Cambridge University since 1970. He had also served as Chancellor of the Exchequer (1975–79) and Foreign Secretary (1979–87).

Huntingdonshire is a county in central England with a population of 240,000 people. The town of Huntingdon is the largest settlement in the county and has a population of 70,000 people. It is located about 25 miles north of London and has become a commercial centre for the surrounding area.

Major was born on 23 April 1920 in Hampstead, London, the son of John Spencer Major, a stockbroker, and Elizabeth née Garstin. He was educated at Eton College and then went to Balliol College, Oxford, where he read History. He joined the Army at age 18 as an officer cadet with the Royal Horse Guards and was commissioned into the Irish Guards as a second lieutenant on 15 February 1943. He was sent to fight in Italy during World War II and was promoted to lieutenant on 15 February 1944. He was given a battlefield commission as a captain on 16 August 1945, just over a month after the end of the war in Europe.

Who was the MP for Copeland in 1983?

John Anderson Cunningham, Baron Cunningham of Felling, PC, DL (born 4 August 1939) is a British politician who served in Tony Blair's Cabinet and was the Labour Member of Parliament for Copeland from 1983 to 2005. He has been described as "one of Britain's best-known ministers".

He was educated at Wetherby School and Jesus College, Cambridge, where he read Economics. After graduating, he worked as an economist with the European Commission before becoming Director of Research and Statistics for the Confederation of British Industry. In 1970, he became Head of Policy Studies at the Centre for Policy Studies. In 1972, he joined the Labour Party and was elected to Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council that year. In 1974, he became Economic Adviser to the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity. In 1979, he became Chief Executive of the Iron and Steel Federation. In 1981, he was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Energy. In 1983, he was elected MP for Copeland. He became Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in 1997 and then moved to become Minister for Europe and Overseas Development in 1999 before being promoted to the Cabinet as Minister for Transport in 2001. He retained this post after Gordon Brown became Prime Minister in 2004, but resigned from the House of Commons three years later when he was made a life peer.

Who was the MP for Macclesfield in 1832?

John Brocklehurst, DL, MP, sometimes known as John Brocklehurst the younger, was an English silk maker, banker, and Liberal Party politician from Macclesfield, Cheshire. From 1832 until 1868, he served in the House of Commons for 36 years. He is the longest-serving MP in British history.

He was born on 15 August 1780 at Knutsford, Cheshire, the son of William Brocklehurst, a wealthy merchant and mayor of Macclesfield, and his wife Mary née Green. The family came from Davenport in the West Riding of Yorkshire but had been settled in Cheshire since at least 1620 when one of them, Richard Brocklehurst, entered that county as a servant. They were members of the Church of England and owned land near Macclesfield Cathedral. John was educated at Macclesfield School before being admitted as a chorister to Chester Cathedral where he remained for four years. In 1795, he became a student at Brasenose College, Oxford but did not take a degree. Instead, he went to France where he worked as an apprentice to a French silk mercer for two years. On his return to Britain, he set up business in London as a silversmith but this failed so he moved back to Macclesfield where he took over the family bank.

When did Michael Jopling become MP for Westmorland?

Jopling was elected Conservative MP for Westmorland, now in Cumbria, in 1964 after having standing unsuccessfully in Wakefield in 1959. He later became Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury from 1979 to 1983. He died in office in 1988 at the age of 49.

Westmorland was a Liberal seat until 1955 when it was won by the Conservative party. It has been Conservative since then except for a short period in 1992 when its former MP, Bill Bowker, stood as an independent candidate after being expelled from the Labour party for alleged financial improprieties. Bowker lost his deposit and therefore did not qualify for the seat's return.

The next general election is expected to be held on May 7th, 2020.

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