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  Vincent Cable
Twickenham
Liberal Democrat Spokesman on Trade & Industry

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married Dr Olympia Rebelo 1968
2 sons, 1 daughter

Education
Nunthorpe Grammar School, York
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (President of Union) (BA natural science and economics 1966)
Glasgow University (PhD international economics 1973)

Non-political career
Finance officer, Kenya Treasury 1966-68
Economics lecturer, Glasgow University 1968-74
Diplomatic Service 1974-76
Deputy Director, Overseas Development Institute 1976-83
Special Adviser to John Smith as Secretary of State for Trade 1979
Special Adviser, Commonwealth Secretariat 1983-90
Adviser to World Commission on Environment and Development (Brundtland Commission) 1985-87
Group Planning, Shell 1990-93
Head economics programme, Chatham House 1993-95
Chief economist, Shell International 1995-97.

Electoral history
Contested Glasgow Hillhead (Labour) 1970, York (SDP/Alliance) 1983 and 1987, Twickenham (Liberal Democrat) 1992 general elections. Member for Twickenham since May 1, 1997. Spokesman: Spokesman for the Treasury (EMU and The City) 1997-99
Principal Spokesman for Trade and Industry 1999-

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