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Candidate

  John Battle
Leeds West
Minister of State at the Foreign Office

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married 1977, Mary Meenan
1 son 2 daughters.

Education
St Michael's CollegeUpholland College
Leeds University (BA English 1976).

Non-political career
Research assistant 1979-83
National co-ordinator, Church Action on Poverty 1983-87.

Electoral history
Contested Leeds North West 1983 general election. Member for Leeds West since June 1987.

Political career
Shadow Minister for Housing 1993-94, Science and Technology 1994-95, Energy 1995-97
Minister of State: Department of Trade and Industry 1997-99
Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1999-. Spokesman: Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on the Environment (Shadow Minister of Housing and Planning) 1992-94.

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