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Candidate

  Michael Howard
Folkestone & Hythe

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married 1975, Sandra
1 son, 1 daughter, and 1 step-son.

Education
Llanelli Grammar School
Peterhouse, Cambridge (MA, LLB).

Non-political career
Called to the Bar, Inner Temple 1964
QC 1982
Junior Counsel to the Crown 1980-82.

Electoral history
Contested Liverpool Edge Hill 1966 and 1970 general elections. Member for Folkestone and Hythe since June 1983

Political career
PPS to Sir Patrick Mayhew as Solicitor-General 1984-85
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Trade and Industry 1985-87
Minister for: Local Government 1987-88
Water and Planning 1988-89
Housing and Planning 1989-90
Secretary of State for: Employment 1990-92
The Environment 1992-93
The Home Department 1993-97
Contested Leadership of the Conservative Party June 1997
Member, Shadow Cabinet 1997-99
Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 1997-99.

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