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Candidate

  John Gummer
Suffolk Coastal

Elected in 2001? 
Personal details
Married 1977, Penelope Jane Gardner
2 sons, 2 daughters

Education
King's School, Rochester
Selwyn College, Cambridge (BA history 1961, MA 1971) (President of the Union 1962).

Non-political career
Former chair, Siemssen Hunter Ltd
Since leaving office - Chair, Sancroft International Ltd (environment consultants)
Chair, Valpak Ltd
Director, Vivendi UK Ltd
Chair, International Commission on Sustainable Consumption
Chair, Marine Stewardship Council.

Electoral history
Contested Greenwich 1964 and 1966 general elections. Member for Lewisham West 1970-74, for Eye 1979-83, and for Suffolk Coastal since June 1983.

Political career
PPS: to Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 1971-72
to Secretary of State for Social Services 1979-81
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Employment 1983
Minister of State, Department of Employment 1983-84
Paymaster General 1984-85
Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 1985-88
Minister for Local Government 1988-89
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 1989-93
Secretary of State for the Environment 1993-97.

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