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Candidate

  Hilary Armstrong
Durham North West
Minister for Local Government and the Regions

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married 1992, Dr Paul Corrigan.

Education
Monkwearmouth Comprehensive School, Sunderland
West Ham College of TechnologyBirmingham University (BSc sociologyDiploma in social work).

Non-political career
VSO teaching in Kenya 1967-69
Social worker, Newcastle Social Services 1970-73
Community worker, Southwick Neighbourhood Action Project 1973-75
Lecturer in community and youth work, Sunderland Polytechnic 1975-86
Secretary/Researcher for Ernest Armstrong MP (father) 1986-87.

Electoral history
Member for North West Durham since June 1987.

Political career
PPS to John Smith, as Leader of the Opposition 1992-94
Minister of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions 1999-, (Minister for Local Government and Housing 1997-99, for Local Government and Regions 1999-). Spokesman: Opposition Spokesperson on: Education 1988-92
Treasury and Economic Affairs 1994-95
The Environment and London 1995-97.

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