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Spokesperson for Energy 1997-2005,
Deputy Chief Whip 1997-2001,
Chief Whip 2001-06,
Shadow Secretary of State for Office of the Deputy Prime Minister/Communities and Local Government 2006-07;
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government 2010-12.
Contested City of Chester 1979, 1983, 1987, Hazel Grove 1992 general elections. MP (Liberal Democrat) for Hazel Grove 1997-2010, for Hazel Grove (revised boundary) 2010-15.
Local democracy and regional devolution, Third World, race relations, energy, climate change.
Member, Liberal Democrat Federal:
Executive Committee 2001-06,
Conference Committee 2001-06;
Chair, Local Election Campaign 2007-12.
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