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Thursday, 17 October, 2002, 14:50 GMT 15:50 UK
Hugo Swire

Date of birth

30 November 1959

Political profile

Hugo Swire, like a large number of the new intake of Tory MPs in 2001, is an Old Etonian.

He combines this with many other classic old school Tory credentials.

He held a commission in the Grenadier Guards, and became Director of Sotheby's via a stint as a financial consultant.

He is the son-in-law of former defence secretary John Nott.

He cites the constitution and Europe as his major political interests.

With his financial background, he has engaged in a large amount of charity fundraising, often serving as an auctioneer, and is a member of the Executive Committee of Team 1000 - a cash raising arm of the Tory Party.

After a spell in the Whip's Office he was promoted, in November 2004, to shadow minister for the arts following the sacking of Boris Johnson.

Contact

Constituency office: 01395 264251

swireh@parliament.uk

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