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Cheltenham (House of Commons)
Mr Martin Horwood MP (Liberal Democrat)
Surgery: 16 Hewlett Road
Surgery Tel: 01242 224 889
MP Since - 2005 Majority - 4,920 Born - 12/10/1962, Married, 1 son & 1 daughter.
Education - Cheltenham College. The Queens College, Oxford.
Previous Occupation - Fundraising manager for Oxfam. Director of fundraising for the Alzheimer's society (1996-2001). Head of Consultancy, Target Direct Marketing.
Personal Overview - Has considerable experience as a charity fundraiser. While working at Oxfam his team raised more than £2 million for the refugees from the Rwanda genocide. While at the Alzheimer's Society, he led the team that won the charity Tesco 'Charity of the Year', raising £2.5 million for carers and people with dementia. Prior to his election, he launched a major crime survey across the town of Cheltenham to help reduce crime in the long term. He has also been a parish councillor and school governor.
Political History - President of the Oxford Student Liberal Society (1983). Chair of the Liberal Party's national student wing (1984-85). District Councillor on Oxfordshire Vale of White Horse Council (1991-95). Candidate for Oxford East (1992), the Cities of London and Westminster (2001). MP for Cheltenham (2005-). Member of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) Select Committee and Communities & Local Government Select Committee (2005-07). Member of the Environmental Audit Select Committee (2007-10). Liberal Democrat Spokesman (Home Affairs) (2005-06), (Environment) (2006-10).
Characteristics - Enjoys travel, cartoons, astronomy and genealogy. Has lived in India.
Business Tel: 0207 219 4704
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Interests: Law & Order,Charities,Health
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Accident Prevention (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Allergy (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Arms Length Management Organisations (ALMOs) (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Civil Society and Volunteering (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Connecting Communities (Member)
- Conservation and Wildlife Group (Member)
- Corporate Responsibility Group (Associate Group) (Secretary)
- All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Education (Vice Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Employee Ownership (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Environment Group (Vice Chairman)
- Environmental Health (Associate Group) (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Global Uncertainties (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Green Deal Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Humanist Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Intelligent Energy (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on International Corporate Responsibility: Business, Human Rights and the Environment (Vice Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Development and the Environment (Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Microfinance (Member)
- Patient and Public Involvement in Health and Social Care Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees (Member)
- Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group (Associate Group) (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Responsible Investment (Vice Chairman)
- Tidy Britain Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tribal Peoples (Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary United Nations Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Weapons and Protection of Civilians (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Women and Enterprise (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet (Treasurer)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Western Sahara (Member)
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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