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  Stephen Byers
Tyneside North
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry

Elected in 2001? Yes
Education
Chester City Grammar School
Chester College of Further Education
Liverpool Polytechnic (LLB)

Non-political career
Senior lecturer in law, Newcastle Polytechnic 1977-92

Electoral history
Contested Hexham 1983 general election. Member for Wallsend 1992-97, and for North Tyneside since May 1, 1997.

Political career
Minister of State, Department for Education and Employment (Minister for School Standards) 1997-98
Chief Secretary, HM Treasury July-December 1998
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry December 1998-. Spokesman: Opposition Spokesman on Education and Employment 1995-97.

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