What makes Liberal Democrat MP Paul Rowen tick? Read on to find out...
Marital status: Single
Education: Bishop Henshaw RC Memorial High School, Rochdale, 3 O Levels and 3 A Levels
Nottingham University 1973/76 BSc Joint Honours Chemistry/Geology Class IIii
WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE YOU WERE AN MP?
Deputy head of a secondary school in Bradford (Yorkshire Martys) as well as leader of Rochdale Council
WHAT WERE YOU LIKE AT SCHOOL?
WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO POLITICS?
Originally a girl. Then got involved in Cyril Smith's by election, Anti Apartheid Movement etc
WHAT'S THE BEST/WORST THING ABOUT BEING AN MP?
Best - able to help shape/improve the country/town.
Worse - too early to say. Probably loads in a few months time
WHO IS YOUR HERO (POLITICAL OR OTHERWISE)?
WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE SONG/PIECE OF MUSIC?
U2 Joshua Tree
WHAT'S YOUR IDEA OF A GOOD NIGHT OUT?
Few drinks and a meal with friends
WHAT CAN'T YOU LIVE WITHOUT?
TELL US SOMETHING WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU
Have climbed both Mt Kenya and Kilimanjaro - enjoy working visiting Africa