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Candidate

  David Amess
Southend West

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married 1983, Julia Arnold
1 son, 4 daughters

Education
St Bonaventure's Grammar School
Bournemouth College of Technology (BSc economics 1974)

Non-political career
Junior school teacher 1970-71
Underwriter, Leslie Godwin Agency 1974-76
Accountancy personnel 1976-79
Senior consultant, Executemps Company Agency 1979-81
Chair: Accountancy Solutions 1987-90
Accountancy Group 1990-96.

Electoral history
Contested Newham North West 1979 general election. Member for Basildon 1983-97, and for Southend West since May 1, 1997.

Political career
PPS to Parliamentary under secretaries, DHSS: Edwina Currie 1987-88
Lord Skelmersdale 1988
to Michael Portillo: as Minister of State Department of Transport 1988-90
at Department of Environment 1990-92
as Chief Secretary to the Treasury 1992-94
as Secretary of State for Employment 1994-95
for Defence 1995-97
Sponsored: Horses and Ponies Bill 1984-85
Members of Parliament (Minimum Age) Bill 1984-85
Horses, Ponies and Donkeys Bill 1987-88
Abortion (Right of Conscience) (Amendment) Bill 1988-89
British Nationality (Hon. Citizenship) Bill 1988-89
Adoption (Amendment) Bill 1989-90
Dogs Bill 1989-90
Pet Animals (Amendment) Bill 1990-91
Protection Against Cruel Tethering Act 1988
Human Fertilisation (Choice) Bill 1992-93
Voluntary Personal Security Cards Bill 1992-93
Football Matches (Violent and Disorderly Conduct) Bill 1992-93
Newly Qualified Drivers Bill 1993-94
Coercion in Family Planning (Prohibition) Bill 1994-95
Freezing of Human Embyros Bill 1995-96
Abortion (Amendment) Bill 1996-97
Reform of Quarantine Regulations Bill 1997-98
Voluntary Personal Security Cards Bill 1997-98.

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