Owen Paterson MP North Shropshire, Conservative


Owen Paterson

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Opposition Whip 2000-01; PPS to Iain Duncan Smith as Leader of the Opposition 2001-03; Shadow Minister for: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2003-05, Transport 2005-07; Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 2007-10; Secretary of State for: Northern Ireland 2010-12, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2012-14.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Wrexham 1992 general election. Member for North Shropshire since 1 May 1997 general election.
  • Political interests

    Trade, industry, agriculture, foreign affairs, economy, social justice, Northern Ireland.
  • Party groups

    Member: 92 Group 1997-, Conservative Friends of Israel 1997-, Conservative Way Forward 1997-, Conservative 2000 1997-; Vice-President, Conservatives Against a Federal Europe 1998-2001, Member: No Turning Back Group 1998-, Executive, 1922 Committee 2000.
  • Countries of interest

    China, Western and Eastern Europe, India, USA.
  • International bodies

    President, Cotance (European Tanners' Confederation) 1996-98; Member: Inter-Parliamentary Union 1997-, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association 1997-; Member, Advisory Board, European Foundation 1998-.

Election record for North Shropshire, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Conservative 51.37%
Liberal Democrat 20.91%
Labour 18.1%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Paterson, Owen Conservative 26,692 51.37
Croll, Ian Liberal Democrat 10,864 20.91
McLaughlan, Ian Labour 9,406 18.1
List, Sandra UK Independence Party 2,432 4.68
Reddall, Phil British National Party 1,667 3.21
Boulding, Steve Green 808 1.56
Majority 15,828 votes
Electorate 78,930
Turnout (51,960) 65.83%

Registered interests

Land and Property: Buildings and agricultural land at Bunbury and Spurstow, Cheshire, from which rental income is received. Buildings attached to my house near Ellesmere, Shropshire, from which rental income is received.

Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK): Date of acceptance of donation: 16 June 2009 Donor status: charity (Registered 15 July 2009) Name of donor: Co-operation Ireland Address of donor : Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: one day's racing as Ascot for my wife and me. Date of receipt of donation: 16 June 2009

Sponsorship or financial or material support: In my capacity as Shadow Minister for Transport, I receive research assistance funded by Castle Rising Holdings Limited.

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