Andrew Selous

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Andrew Selous
MP
Member of Parliament
for South West Bedfordshire
Incumbent
Assumed office
7 June 2001
Preceded byDavid Madel
Majority16,649 (32.8%)[1]
Personal details
Born(1962-04-27) 27 April 1962 (age 50)
London, United Kingdom
NationalityBritish
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Harriet Marston
Children3
Alma materEton College
London School of Economics
OccupationMP
ProfessionBusiness, Industry, Trade
ReligionChristian
Military service
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchRoyal Regiment of Fusiliers
Years of service1981-1994
RankMajor
 
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Andrew Selous
MP
Member of Parliament
for South West Bedfordshire
Incumbent
Assumed office
7 June 2001
Preceded byDavid Madel
Majority16,649 (32.8%)[1]
Personal details
Born(1962-04-27) 27 April 1962 (age 50)
London, United Kingdom
NationalityBritish
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Harriet Marston
Children3
Alma materEton College
London School of Economics
OccupationMP
ProfessionBusiness, Industry, Trade
ReligionChristian
Military service
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchRoyal Regiment of Fusiliers
Years of service1981-1994
RankMajor

Andrew Edmund Armstrong Selous pron.: /səˈl/ (born 27 April 1962)[2] Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom who has been the Member of Parliament for South West Bedfordshire since 2001.

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Early life

London-born, Selous was educated at Eton College and the London School of Economics, receiving a BSc in Industry and Trade in 1984. He was a member of the Territorial Army, a soldier in the Honourable Artillery Company and then an officer in the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, between 1981 and 1994. From 1988-94, he was a director of his family firm CNS Electronics (now CNS Farnell). From 1991-2001, he was an underwriter at Great Lakes insurance company.

Parliamentary career

Selous was first elected to the House of Commons in 2001, and had previously contested Sunderland North seat in 1997. He is a director and prominent member of the Conservative Christian Fellowship.[3]

In 2006 Selous was promoted to Shadow Minister for Work and Pensions.[4]

Selous voted in favour of the military campaign in Iraq based upon the assurances of the Attorney General Lord Goldsmith as to the legality of the action (Hansard, Iraq: Legality of Armed Force 17 March 2003), who "Has clearly advised the Government that the military campaign in Iraq is clearly legal" - (Selous, 31 March 2003).

He is the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, as of 28 May 2010.[5]

Personal life

Selous married Harriet Marston in August 1993 in Wensleydale. They have three daughters.

References

  1. ^ "Election 2010 - Bedfordshire South West". BBC News. 7 May 2010. Archived from the original on 1 May 2010. http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/election2010/results/constituency/e24.stm. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
  2. ^ [1] Andrew Selous on Publicwhip.org
  3. ^ Andrew Selous BBC News, 23 October 2002
  4. ^ Andrew Selous Telegraph
  5. ^ Parliamentary post for SW Beds MP Beford Today, 28 May 2010

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir David Madel
Member of Parliament for South West Bedfordshire
2001–present
Incumbent