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Candidate

  Malcolm Wicks
Croydon North
Minister for Lifelong Learning

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married 1968, Margaret
1 son, 2 daughters.

Education
Elizabeth College, Guernsey
North West London PolytechnicLondon School of Economics (BSc Sociology).

Non-political career
Fellow, Department of Social Administration, York University 1968-70
Research worker, Centre for Environmental Studies 1970-72
Lecturer in social administration, Brunel University 1970-74
Social policy analyst, Urban Deprivation Unit, Home Office 1974-77
Lecturer in social policy, Civil Service College 1977-78
Research director and secretary, Study Commission on the Family 1978-83
Director, Family Policy Studies Centre 1983-92
Co-director, European Family and Social Policy Unit 1992-.

Electoral history
Contested Croydon North West 1987 general election. Member for Croydon North West 1992-97, and for Croydon North since 1997.

Political career
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Lifelong Learning), Department for Education and Employment 1999-present. Spokesman: Opposition Spokesman on Social Security 1995-97.

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