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Candidate

  Ann Widdecombe
Maidstone & The Weald
Shadow Home Secretary

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Single

Education
Royal Naval School, SingaporeLa Sainte Union Convent, Bath
Birmingham University (BA Latin 1969)Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford (BA philosophy, politics and economics 1972, MA).

Non-political career
With Unilever in marketing 1973-75
Senior administrator, London University 1975-1987.

Electoral history
Contested Burnley 1979, Plymouth Devonport 1983 general elections. Member for Maidstone 1987-97, and for Maidstone and The Weald since May 1, 1997.

Political career
Introduced Abortion Amendment Bill 1988-89
PPS to Tristan Garel-Jones as Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1990
Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Social Security 1990-93
Department of Employment: Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State 1993-94
Minister of State 1994-95
Minister of State, Home Office 1995-97
Member, Shadow Cabinet 1998-
Shadow Secretary of State for Health 1998-99
Shadow Home Secretary 1999-.

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