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Candidate

  Nigel Beard
Bexleyheath & Crayford

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married 1969, Jennifer Cotton
1 son, 1 daughter.

Education
Castleford Grammar School
University College, London (BSc physics 1958).

Non-political career
Central Policy Staff, MoD 1961-73
Chief planner, GLC 1973-74
Head, London Docklands Development Organisation 1974-79
Manager, innovation and new business development, ICI 1979-93
Group research and development manager, Zeneca 1993-present.

Electoral history
Contested Woking 1979, Portsmouth North 1983, Erith and Crayford 1992 general elections. Member for Bexleyheath and Crayford since 1997.

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