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Sevenoaks (House of Commons)
Rt Hon. Michael Fallon MP (Conservative)
Fri September 7 17:00 - 19:00
Council Offices, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks
Sat September 8 10:00 - 12:00
Swanley Library, London Road
Surgery Tel: 01732 452261
MP Since - 1997 Majority - 17,515 Born - 14/05/1952 (Scotland), Married, 2 sons.
Education - Epsom College, St Andrews University.
Previous Occupation - Assistant to Lord Carrington (1972-74), Conservative Whips Office (1975-77), EEC Officer Conservative Research Department (1977-79), PR Lobbying Executive for CSM (1979-81), Managing Director European Consultants Ltd (1979-81). Director Quality Care Homes PLC (1992-1997), Private Finance Advisor - Social Market Foundation (1993-1997). Director, Bannatyne Fitness Ltd (1999-2000). Non Executive Director, Tullet Prebon plc.
Personal Overview - Tends to the right in the Conservative Party, a previous co-leader of the right wing 'No Turning Back' Group of Conservative MPs. Therefore is likely to have strong views on the 'Free Market' and Privatisation. A previous MP for Darlington (1983-92), since then has shown some Educational interest (has been a member of the Higher Education Funding Council and a Whitefield School Governor - the first Special School to win Grant Maintained status). Reentered Government for the first time since 1992 at the 2012 reshuffle as a Business Minister. In early 2013 his remit was expanded to cover energy policy, being made a Minister of State in the Department for Energy and Climate Change. Apparently being seen as a safe pair of hands in an often controversial area.
Political History - MP Darlington (1983-92), Government Whip (1988-90), Parliamentary Under Secretary for Schools (1990-92), MP Sevenoaks (1997-). Opposition Treasury Spokesman (1997-99). Member of the Treasury Select Committee (1999-2012), Chairman of Treasury Sub-Committee (2001-2012). Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (2012-). Minister of State, Department for Energy and Climate Change (2013-).
Characteristics - Member of the Privy Council (2012). Right wing, some Educational interest, likely to have strong convictions.
Business Tel: 020 7219 6482
Interests: General Trade & Industry,General Economy,Education & Training
- Wholesale Financial Markets and Services (Associate Group) (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Statistics (Vice Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Cayman Islands (Member)
- United Kingdom-United Arab Emirates Group (Member)
South East (European Parliament)
Mr Keith Taylor MEP (Green)
MEP Since - 2010 Born - 01/08/1953. Partner (Lizzie).
Education - N/a.
Previous Occupation - Worked in sales (1972-1980). Self-employed/Co-Director of a local business (1980-1999). Regional Liaison Officer for Caroline Lucas MEP (2002-2007).
Personal Overview - Replaced the outgoing Caroline Lucas here in June 2010 after she was successful in her bid to become the Green party's first MP at Westminster. He is an experienced Councillor, having led the Green Group in Brighton for a number of years. He has also shown an interest in foreign affairs issues, as a Councillor was active in campaigning to secure the release of Brighton resident Omar Degayes from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. He has also been involved in High Court action supporting families with Autistic children. Within the party, he has been a spokesperson on planning and regeneration as well as a Principal Speaker at the time when the party had not adopted a single leader. He has also been involved in policy development with the party election manifesto. Locally, he he is likely to have gained a good knowledge of his electoral region through his work for his predecessor.
Political History - Councillor, Brighton and Hove City Council (1999-2010). Green Group Leader (2001-08). Chair, Association of Green Councillors (2001-2002). Principal Speaker for the Green Party of England & Wales (2004-2006). Regeneration Spokesperson (2008-10). MEP South East Region (2010-). Member of the Afghanistan Delegation (2010-), Substitute member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (2010-) and the Iran Delegation (2010-). Member of the International Trade Committee (2010-) and the Transport and Tourism Committee (2010-). Substitute member of the Petitions Committee (2010-).
Other Information - Has been a Vice President of the UKs Local Government Association Group in the European Parliament. Former representative for Brighton and Hove on the UN Peace Messenger City project and a City representative to the Local Government Association.
Intergroups - Member of the LGBT Rights Group.
Business Tel: +32 (0)2 28 45153
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Interests: Environment,Economic Regeneration,Womans Issues,Regional Policy,Conservation
- Petitions (Substitute)
- Transport & Tourism (Member)
- International Trade (Member)
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