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Mid Worcestershire (House of Commons)
Mr Peter Luff MP (Conservative)
Surgery: Droitwich Community Contact Centre
44 High Street
Surgery Tel: 01905 763952
MP Since - 1992 Majority - 15,864 Born - 18/02/1955, Married 1 son, 1 daughter.
Education - Windsor Grammar School, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
Previous Occupation - Research Assistant to Peter Walker MP (1977-80), Head of Rt. Hon. Edward Heath's Private Office (1980-82). Company Secretary of Luff & Sons Ltd. Managing Director of Good Relations Public Affairs Ltd (1982-87). Special Advisor to Lord Young at the Department of Trade & Industry (1987-89). Consultant to Lowe Bell Communications (1989-90). Rejoined Good Relations Public Affairs as Assistant Managing Director (1990-92).
Personal Overview - Originally from the left of the Conservative Party with links to Edward Heath. He has business experience and has spent most of his parliamentary career on the back benches, where he advanced to become a Select Committee Chairman (until leaving that post in 2000). He then moved into the Opposition Whips Office until the 2005 General Election. Became Chairman of the high profile Trade & Industry Select Committee in 2005. Was a late appointment to the coalition Government in May 2010 with a remit covering defence equipment and procurement. However he was removed from his post at the 2012 reshuffle and also announced that he would be standing down at the next General Election.
Political History - MP Worcester (1992-97). MP Mid Worcestershire (1997-). PPS to Timothy Eggar MP, at the Department of Trade & Industry (1993-96), and to Lord Mackay as Lord Chancellor (1996-97). PPS to Ann Widdecombe as Minister for Prisons, Home Office (1996-97). Member of the Welsh Affairs Select Committee (1992-97), Joint Select Committee on Consolidation Bills (1995-97), Chairman of the Agriculture Select Committee (1997-2000), Member of the Liaison Select Committee (1997-2000), (2009-10). Member of the Information Select Committee (2001-05), Selection (2002-05), Administration Select Committee (2002-06). Opposition Whip (Treasury) (2000-05), Opposition Pairing Whip & Assistant Chief Whip (2002-05). Chairman of the Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Select Committee (2005-09), Chairman of the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee (2009-10). Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State), Ministry of Defence (2010-12).
Characteristics - Is likely to concentrate on a career as a senior Back bencher. He is Vice President of the Bengeworth Traders Association, Patron of the Brain Injury Centre (Worcester) and a member of the Local Committee of Country Landowners Association.
Business Tel: 020 7219 5143
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Interests: European Issues,Overseas Development,Arts & Heritage,General Trade & Industry,Housing,Transport,The Third World,Railways Industry,The Performing Arts,Rural
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West Midlands (European Parliament)
Ms Anthea McIntyre MEP (Conservative)
MEP Since - 2009 Born - 29/06/1954 Married (to Frank Myers MBE).
Education - Queens College.
Previous Occupation - Joined MCP Systems consultants as a trainee (1985). Partner in MCP Consultants (1991-), an independent consultancy specialising in business intelligence systems. Partner in Wythall Estate, a family small-holding enterprise.
Personal Overview - An experienced political campaigner who entered the European Parliament in December 2011 after an additional UK seat had been created following the Lisbon Treaty. She had previously stood for election to the European Parliament in 2009 She has a successful business background and has managed large international projects for large companies such as IBM, 3M and GEC in the UK and Europe. Was notable as being the youngest County Councillor in England in 1977 when elected to Hereford and Worcester County Council. She has also been an Ambassador for the Federation of Small Business Real Life Entrepreneur Campaign and is a former FSB County Secretary.
Political History - Councillor, Hereford and Worcester County Council (1977-85). Regional Chairman of the 1999 European Election campaign. General Election Candidate for Warley West (1983), Redditch (1997), Shrewsbury and Atcham (2001). MEP West Midlands Region (2011-). Conservative Employment Spokesman (2012-).
Other Information - Won the European Woman of Achievement Award for Business. Has been Chair of the Herefordshire Conservative Business Forum She is a Sunday School Teacher. Her family have lived in Wythall in Herefordshire since 1520. She has an interest in wildlife photography.
Intergroups - N/a.
Business Tel: +32 (0)2 28 45106
Interests: Agriculture,Business & Finance
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