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Meet the MP: Paul Rowen
What makes Liberal Democrat MP Paul Rowen tick? Read on to find out...

Paul Rowen and Charles Kennedy

Constituency: Rochdale

Age: 50

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?

Hard working

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)?

Jo Grimond

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?

Friends

TELL US SOMETHING WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU

Have climbed both Mt Kenya and Kilimanjaro - enjoy working visiting Africa

CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.rochdalelibdems.org.uk/

paulrowen@cix.co.uk

246 Queensway Rochdale OL11 2NH

01706 355176


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