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Candidate

  Geoff Hoon
Ashfield
Secretary of State for Defence

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married, Elaine
1 son, 2 daughters.

Education
Nottingham High School
Jesus College, Cambridge (BA law 1976, MA).

Non-political career
Lecturer in law, Leeds University 1976-82
Visiting professor of law, University of Louisville, USA 1980-81
Practising barrister 1982-84
MEP for Derbyshire 1984-94.

Electoral history
Member for Ashfield since April 9, 1992.

Political career
Lord Chancellor's Department: Parliamentary Secretary 1997-98
Minister of State 1998-99
Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1999
Secretary of State for Defence 1999-. Spokesman: Opposition Spokesman on Trade and Industry 1995-97.

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