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Candidate

  Peter Hain
Neath
Minister for Energy and Competitiveness in Europe

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married Patricia Western 1975 (separated) (2 sons)

Education
Pretoria Boys High School, South Africa
Emanuel School, Wandsworth, London
Queen Mary College, London University (BSc economics)Sussex University (MPhil).

Electoral history
Contested Putney 1983 and 1987 general elections. Member for Neath since by-election April 4, 1991.

Political career
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Welsh Office 1997-99
Minister of State: Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1999-2001
Department of Trade and Industry (Minister for Energy and Competitiveness) 2001-. Spokesman: Opposition Spokesperson on Employment 1996-97.

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