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Candidate

  Michael Ancram
Devizes
Conservative Party Chairman

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married 1975, Lady Jane
2 daughters.

Education
Ampleforth
Christ Church, Oxford (BA history 1966, MA)
Edinburgh University (LLB 1968).

Non-political career
Advocate, Scottish Bar 1970
QC(Scot) 1996.

Electoral history
Contested West Lothian 1970 general election. Member for Berwickshire and East Lothian February-October 1974, and Edinburgh South 1979-87 and for Devizes since April 9, 1992.

Political career
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Scottish Office 1983-87
Northern Ireland Office: Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State 1993-94
Minister of State 1994-97
Member, Shadow Cabinet 1997-present. Spokesman: Frontbench Spokesman on Constitutional Affairs, with overall responsibility for Scottish and Welsh issues 1997-98.

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