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Work and Pensions - Chris Grayling

A former television producer and management consultant, Chris Grayling has gained a reputation as one of the Conservatives' most effective front-bench performers with his bruising attacks on Labour figures such as John Prescott.

He has held a string of shadow ministerial positions since becoming MP for Epsom and Ewell in 2001, at the age of 38, including shadow leader of the house and shadow transport spokesman.

He has written several books including a history of the Bridgwater Canal and life in England after the First World War.

Chris Grayling

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