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Candidate

  Eric Forth
Bromley & Chislehurst

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married 1st, 1967, Linda St Clair (marriage dissolved 1994)
2 daughters
Married 2nd, 1994, Mrs Carroll Goff
1 stepson.

Education
Jordanhill College School, Glasgow
Glasgow University (MA) politics and economics).

Non-political career
Manager, industry (Ford, Rank Xerox).

Electoral history
Contested Barking February and October 1974 general elections. Member for Mid Worcestershire 1983-97, and for Bromley and Chislehurst since 1997.

Political career
MEP for Birmingham North 1979-84
Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Industry and Consumer Affairs, Department of Trade and Industry 1988-90
Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Employment 1990-92
Department for Education: Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools 1992-94
Minister of State 1994-95
Minister of State, Department for Education and Employment 1995-97.

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