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Wales - Cheryl Gillan

MP for Chesham and Amersham since 1992, Cheryl Gilllan was a junior education minister in John Major's government.

In opposition, her front-bench jobs have covered trade and industry, the Foreign Office and a period as a party whip.

Born in Cardiff, she became a member of the shadow cabinet in 2005, at the age of 53, replacing Bill Wiggin as Welsh spokesman, which became a shadow cabinet post under David Cameron.

Cheryl Gillan

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