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Candidate

  Tony Baldry
Banbury

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married 1979, Catherine Weir (1 son 1 daughter) (marriage dissolved 1996).

Education
Leighton Park School, Reading
Sussex University (BA, social science 1972, LLB 1973)
Lincoln's Inn (barrister 1975).

Non-political career
Barrister specialising in construction and international arbitration
construction industry.

Electoral history
Contested Thurrock 1979 general election. Member for Banbury since June 1983.

Political career
PA to Margaret Thatcher 1974 general election, served in her private office March-October 1975
PPS: to Lynda Chalker as Minister of State, FCO 1985-87
to John Wakeham
as Lord Privy Seal 1987-88
as Leader of the House 1987-89
as Lord President of The Council 1988-89
as Secretary of State for Energy 1989-90
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State: Department of Energy 1990
Department of Environment 1990-94
Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1994-95
Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 1995-97.

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