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Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 February, 2005, 09:53 GMT
Tim Boswell

Timothy Boswell, the MP for Daventry
Party:
Conservative

Constituency:
Daventry

Date of birth:
2 December 1942

Telephone:
020 7219 3000

Address:
The House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Political profile:
Tim Boswell was a minister under John Major, first at the Department of Education and then at Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, but under William Hague's leadership he did not move beyond fairly junior briefs.

After the 2001 election he was appointed as a work and pensions and disability spokesman. He later joined the shadow education team, but retained the disability portfolio.

In June 2003, he concentrated solely on further and higher education, and thus held responsibility for the Conservative policy to abolish tuition fees.

Under Michael Howard's leadership, he was appointed a shadow minister for home, constitutional and legal Affairs.

He was later moved to the work and pensions team in November 2004.

He is not staunchly Eurosceptic, and in the past has been cautiously receptive to the case for the single currency.

He was previously a senior figure in the Conservative Research Department and a part-time special adviser at the Minister of Agriculture.


TOP THREE PARTIES AT A GLANCE
Conservative Conservative 49.2%
Labour Labour 32.2%
Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat 16.1%
IN DETAIL
Name Party Votes %
Timothy Boswell Conservative 27,911 49.2
Kevin Quigley Labour 18,262 32.2
Jamie Calder Liberal Democrat 9,130 16.1
Peter Baden UK Independence Party 1,381 2.4
Majority 9,649
Turnout 65.5%
POLITICAL MAKE UP OF EAST MIDLANDS
A map of East Midlands showing its political make up.



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