Bill Cash


Bill Cash

Infobox MP
honorific-prefix =
name = Bill Cash
honorific-suffix = MP


caption =
constituency_MP = Stone
parliament =
term_start = 1 May 1997
term_end =
majority = 9,089 (19.3%)
predecessor = "new constituency"
successor =
constituency_MP2 = Stafford
parliament2 =
term_start2 = 3 May 1984
term_end2 = 1 May 1997
majority2 =
predecessor2 = Hugh Fraser
successor2 = David Kidney
birth_date = Birth date and age|1940|05|10|df=yes
birth_place = Finsbury, London, England
death_date =
death_place =
nationality = British
spouse = Bridget Mary Lee
party = Conservative
relations =
children =
residence =
alma_mater = Lincoln College, Oxford
occupation =
profession =
religion = Roman Catholic


website =
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William Nigel Paul Cash, usually known as Bill Cash (born on 10 May 1940, in London) is a Roman Catholic British Conservative politician and Member of Parliament for Stone.

Personal life

Education

He was educated at the Jesuit Stonyhurst College in Lancashire and at Lincoln College, Oxford (MA History). He qualified as a solicitor in 1967 and since 1979 has practised as a solicitor in his own account (i.e. he is not employed by a law firm or a member of a partnership) [ [http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/choosingandusing/findasolicitor/view=solicitordetails.law?id=95050&orgid=44809&SURNAME=cash&FORENAMES=&FIRMNAME=&POSTCODE=&searchType=S Law Society of England & Wales - website] ] . (constitutional and administration lawyers). He is a member of the Cash (nametag manufacturers) family. He married Bridget Mary née Lee in 1965, and they have two sons, and a daughter.

He lives at Upton Cresset Hall, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire.

Parliament

He entered Parliament in 1984, when he became MP for Stafford in a by-election following the death of Sir Hugh Fraser; since 1997 he has been MP for Stone, Staffordshire.

He has served on various parliamentary committees: the All-Party Committee on East Africa (1988 -), the All-Party Group for the Jubilee 2000 (1997-2000), but more notably the Select Committee on European Legislation (1985 - ), and as chairman of the Conservative Backbench Committee on European Affairs 1989-1991. He is known as a strong eurosceptic and at one point was ringleader of a rebellion over the Maastricht treaty that almost brought down John Major's government. He was described by Ken Clarke as the most euro-sceptic Member of Parliament. In 1993 he founded and is chairman of the euro-sceptic European Foundation which was created during the Maastricht Rebellion, the funding for which he organised. During 1994-1995 he was member of the Tindemans group.He is currently Secretary of the European Reform Forum, and is a Vice-President of the Conservative Small Business Bureau (1986- ),

After he became leader, fellow Maastricht rebel Iain Duncan Smith gave him the post of shadow Attorney General in 2001, and in 2003 was made a spokesman on Constitutional Affairs but he returned to the backbenches later that year after Duncan Smith was ousted as party leader.

References and publications

* Black, A & C, "Who's Who", published annually in London.
* Cash, William, "Against a Federal Europe - The Battle for Britain", London, 1991.
* Cash, William, "Europe: the crunch", London, 1992.

External links

* [http://www.conservatives.com/tile.do?def=people.person.page&personID=4605 Bill Cash MP] biography at the site of the Conservative Party
* [http://www.epolitix.com/EN/MPWebsites/Bill+Cash/ ePolitix.com - Bill Cash]
* [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/person/0,9290,-10417,00.html Guardian Unlimited Politics - Ask Aristotle: Bill Cash MP]
* [http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/william_cash/stone TheyWorkForYou.com - William Cash MP]
* [http://publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?mpn=William_Cash&mpc=Stone The Public Whip - William Cash MP] voting record
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/mpdb/html/545.stm BBC News profile] (30 March 2006)

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