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Candidate

  Brian Mawhinney
Cambridgeshire North West

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married 1965, Betty Louise Oja
2 sons, 1 daughter.

Education
Royal Belfast Academical Institution
Queen's University, Belfast (BSc physics 1963)
Michigan University, USA (MSc radiation biology 1964)
London University (PhD radiation biology 1968).

Non-political career
Assistant professor of radiation research, Iowa University, USA 1968-1970
Lecturer (subsequently senior lecturer), Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine 1970-84.

Electoral history
Contested Teeside Stockton October 1974 general election. Member for Peterborough 1979-97, and for North West Cambridgeshire since May 1, 1997.

Political career
PPS: to Barney Hayhoe as Minister of State at the Treasury 1982-84
to Tom King: as Secretary of State for Employment 1983-85
for Northern Ireland 1984-86
Northern Ireland Office: Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State 1986-90
Minister of State, 1990-92
Minister of State, Department of Health 1992-94
Secretary of State for Transport 1994-95
Minister without Portfolio 1995-97
Member, Shadow Cabinet 1997-98: Shadow Home Secretary 1997-98.

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