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Wednesday, 23 October, 2002, 10:02 GMT 11:02 UK
Peter Luff

Date of birth

18 February 1955

Political profile

A former lobbyist with a strong grasp of Commons procedure, Peter Luff was first elected to the Commons in 1992.

He served as a Parliamentary Private Secretary to junior ministers, including Ann Widdecombe, until the Conservative defeat in 1997.

He was an enthusiastic supporter of rail privatisation.

He also attracted media attention for his campaign against teenage magazines, claiming that their content was too sexual.

Since 1997, he has established himself as the leading Tory in the Middle Way Group, which campaigns for regulated hunting.

He has criticised those seeking to maintain the status quo on hunting as acting against their own best interests.

He is also strongly interested in international development and is a Europhile member of the Tory Reform Group.

He served as a whip under William Hague and was appointed to the same role by Iain Duncan Smith in 2001 and by Michael Howard in 2003.

Contact

luffpj@parliament.uk

Constituency office 01905 763952

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