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Candidate

  Ian Taylor
Esher & Walton

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married 1974, Carole
2 sons.

Education
Whitley Abbey School, Coventry
Keele University (BA economics, politics and modern history 1967)
LSE (research scholar).

Non-political career
Director, Mathercourt Securities Ltd 1980-91
Corporate Finance Consultant
Director of technology companies 1997-.

Electoral history
Contested Coventry South East 1974 general election. Member for Esher 1987-97, and for Esher and Walton since May 1, 1997

Political career
PPS to William Waldegrave as: Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1988-90
as Secretary of State for Health 1990-92
as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Minister for Public Services and Science 1992-94
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Minister for Science and Technology) 1994-97.

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