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Candidate

  Peter Atkinson
Hexham
Conservative Whip

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married 1976, Brione Darley
2 daughters.

Education
Cheltenham College.

Non-political career
Journalist. Career: Journalist: various weekly newspapers, freelance news agency 1961-68
"The Journal", Newcastle upon Tyne 1968-72
reporter, later news editor "The Evening Standard" 1972-82
Director of public affairs, British Field Sports Society 1983-92.

Electoral history
Member for Hexham since April 9, 1992.

Political career
PPS: to Jeremy Hanley
as Minister of State for the Armed Forces 1994
as Minister without Portfolio and Chair Conservative Party 1994-95
to Jeremy Hanley and Sir Nicholas Bonsor as Ministers of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1995-96
to Lord Parkinson, as Chair Conservative Party 1997-99

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