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Candidate

  Stephen O'Brien
Eddisbury
Parliamentary Private Secretary to Rt Hon Michael Ancram QC, Chairman of the Conservative Party

Elected in 2001? 
Personal details
Married August 30, 1986, Gemma Townshend (2 sons 1 daughter)
Son of David and Rothy O'Brien.

Education
Loretto School, Mombasa, KenyaHandbridge School, ChesterHeronwater School, Abergele, N WalesSedbergh School, Cumbria
Emmanuel College, Cambridge (law 1979, MA)College of Law, Chester (MA 1980).

Non-political career
Articles, Freshfields (Solicitors, City of London) 1981-83, Senior Managing Solicitor 1983-88
Redland plc 1988-98: Group secretary and director, Strategy and Corporate Affairs
Director of UK and overseas operations
Member, Group Executive Committee
Deputy chair, Redland Tile and Brick (Northern Ireland 1995-98)
Executive Director, Redland Clay Tile (Mexico1994-98)
International business consultant 1998-.

Electoral history
Member for Eddisbury since July 22, 1999.

Political career
Private Members' Bill, Food Labelling 1999-2000
Backbench representative, Shadow Foreign Affairs team.

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