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Candidate

  David Atkinson
Bournemouth East

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married 1968, Susan Nicola Pilsworth
1 son, 1 daughter.

Education
St George's College, Weybridge
Southend College of Technology
College of Automobile and Aeronautical Engineering, Chelsea (Diplomas in automobile engineering and motor trade management 1972).

Non-political career
Director: Chalkwell Motor Co Ltd 1963-72
David Graham Studios Ltd (printing, marketing, artwork, design) 1973-77.

Electoral history
Contested Newham North West February 1974 and Basildon October 1974 general elections. Member for Bournemouth East since November 1977 by-election.

Political career
PPS to Paul Channon: as Minister of State for the Civil Service 1979-81
as Minister for the Arts 1981-83
as Minister of State for Trade 1983-86
as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry 1986-87
Author Licensing (Occasional Permissions) Act 1983.

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