Philip Hammond


Philip Hammond

Infobox MP


honorific-prefix = The Right Honourable
name = Philip Hammond
honorific-suffix = MP
office = Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
term_start = 2 July 2007
term_end =
leader = David Cameron
predecessor = Theresa Villiers
successor =
term_start2 = 6 May 2005
term_end2 = 6 December 2005
leader2 = Michael Howard
predecessor2 = George Osborne
successor2 = Theresa Villiers
office3 = Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
leader3 = David Cameron
term_start3 = 6 December 2005
term_end3 = 2 July 2007
predecessor3 = Malcolm Rifkind
successor3 = Chris Grayling
constituency_MP4 = Runnymede and Weybridge
term_start4 = 1 May 1997
term_end4 =
majority4 = 12,349 (28.4%)
predecessor4 = "new constituency"
successor4 =
birth_date = birth date and age|1955|12|04|df=yes
birth_place = Epping, Essex
death_date =
death_place =
nationality = British
party = Conservatives
spouse =
relations =
children =
residence =
alma_mater = University College, Oxford
occupation =
profession =
religion =


website =
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Philip Hammond (born 4 December 1955) is a British politician. He is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Runnymede and Weybridge and the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

Early life

Philip Hammond was born in Epping, Essex, the son of a civil engineer, and educated at Shenfield School (now Shenfield High School) on "Alexander Lane" in Brentwood, Essex and University College, Oxford where he was awarded a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

He joined the medical equipment manufacturers Speywood Laboratories Ltd in 1977 becoming, in 1981 a director of Speywood Medical Ltd. where, in 1982, an automatic electrocardiograph electrode manufacturing plant figured amongst his notable achievements of the time. He left in 1983. From 1984, he was a director in Castlemead Ltd, and from 1993-5 he was a partner in CMA Consultants, and from 1994, a director in [http://www.castlemead-ltd.co.uk Castlemead Homes] . He has many business interests including house building. He has undertaken various consulting assignments in Latin America for the World Bank in Washington, D.C., and was a consultant to the government of Malawi from 1995 until his election to parliament.

Member of Parliament

He was the chairman of the Lewisham East Conservative Association for seven years from 1989 and contested the 1994 Newham North East by-election caused by the death of the sitting Labour Ron Leighton, losing to Labour's Stephen Timms by 11,818 votes. He was elected to the House of Commons at the 1997 General Election for the new Surrey seat of Runnymede and Weybridge. He won the seat with a majority of 9,875 and has remained the MP there since. He made his maiden speech on 17 June 1997, reminding that it was in his constituency at Runnymede in 1215 when King John sealed the Magna Carta, that the basis of constitutional government in England began to emerge. [http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm199798/cmhansrd/vo970617/debtext/70617-11.htm#70617-11_spnew3]

hadow Cabinet

In parliament he served on the environment, transport and the regions select committee from 1997 until he was promoted to the frontbench by William Hague in 1998 as a spokesman on health. He was moved to become a spokesman on trade and industry by Iain Duncan Smith in 2001, moving to speak on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's responsibilities by Michael Howard in 2003. Howard promoted Hammond to the shadow cabinet following the 2005 general election as the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Following the election of David Cameron later in 2005, he became the Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. He was moved back to the role of Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury in David Cameron's reshuffle that followed Gordon Brown's accession to the premiership.

Personal life

He married Susan Carolyn Williams-Walker on 29 June 1991 in Chichester and they have a son (born June 1999) and two daughters (born October 1994 and November 1996).

tyles

* Mr Philip Hammond (1955–1997)
* Mr Philip Hammond MP (1997–)

ee also

* Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet (UK)

External links

* [http://www.conservatives.com/tile.do?def=people.person.page&personID=4675 Conservatives.com – Philip Hammond MP] official biography
* [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/person/0,9290,-2167,00.html Guardian Unlimited Politics – Ask Aristotle: Philip Hammond MP]
* [http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/philip_hammond/runnymede_and_weybridge TheyWorkForYou.com – Philip Hammond MP]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/mpdb/html/493.stm BBC Politics page]
* [http://www.dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Society_and_Culture/Politics/Parties/Conservative/MPs/Hammond,_Philip/ Open Directory Project - Philip Hammond] directory category


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