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Candidate

  John Whittingdale
Maldon & Chelmsford East
Parliamentary Private Secretary to Rt Hon William Hague, Leader of the Opposition

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married 1990, Ancilla Murfitt
1 son 1 daughter.

Education
Sandroyd School, WiltshireWinchester College
University College, London (BSc economics 1982).

Non-political career
Head, political section, Conservative research department 1982-84
Special adviser to Secretary of State for Trade and Industry 1984-87
Manager, N. M. Rothschild & Sons 1987
Political secretary to Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister 1988-90
Private secretary to Margaret Thatcher 1990-92.

Electoral history
Member for South Colchester and Maldon 1992-97, and for Maldon and Chelmsford East since May 1, 1997.

Political career
PPS to Eric Forth: as Minister of State for Education 1994-95
as Minister of State for Education and Employment 1994-96
Parliamentary private secretary to William Hague as Leader of the Opposition 1999-. Spokesman: Front Bench Spokesman for the Treasury (Tax, VAT and Duties
EU Budget and other EU Issues) 1998-99.

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