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FORMER WOMEN MPs FIRST ELECTED 1990s

1) Judith Chaplin

8) Jackie Ballard

2) Angela Knight

9) Chistine Butler

3) Liz Lynne

10) Eileen Gordon

4) Olga Maitland

11) Fiona Jones

5) Diana Maddock

12) Jenny Jones

6) Judith Church

13) Tess Kingham

7) Roseanna Cunningham

Judith Chaplin

Date of Birth

19 August 1939 (née Schofield)

Family

married, children

Education

Girton College, Cambridge

Early career

accountant, political advisor and assistant

Early political experience

Norfolk County Council (1975-85)

Years in parliament

1992-93 (obit)

Party

Conservative

Constituency

Newbury

Committees

Treaury & Civil Service

Death

19 February 1993

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Angela Knight

Date of Birth

31 October 1950 (née Cook)

Family

divorced, two sons

Education

Bristol University

Early career

development engineer, managing director of engineering company

Early political experience

Sheffield City Council (1987-92)

Years in parliament

1992-97 (def.)

Party

Conservative

Constituency

Erewash

Offices held

PPS to Minister for Industry (1993-94), Chancellor of Exchequer (1994-95); Economics Secretary to the Treasury (1995-97)

Committees

Education (1992-93)

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Olga Maitland

Date of Birth

23 May 1944

Family

daughter of Earl of Lauderdale; married, three sons

Education

Lycée Francais de Londres

Early career

journalist

Early political experience & other campaigns

co-founder of Women and Families for Defence; contested Bethnal Green & Stepney (1987), Sutton & Cheam (2001)

Years in parliament

1992-97 (def.)

Party

Conservative

Constituency

Sutton & Cheam

Committees

Procedure (1992-95)

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Diana Maddock (Baroness Maddock)

Date of Birth

19 May 1945 (née Derbyshire)

Family

twice married, two daughters, second marriage to MP

Education

Portsmouth Polytechnic

Early career

teacher

Early political experience

Southampton County Council (1984-93); contested Southampton Test (1992)

Years in parliament

Commons: 1993-97 (def.); Lords: 1997-date

Party

Liberal Democrat

Constituency

Christchurch

Opposition portfolios

Housing, women's issues and family policy (1994-97); Housing (1997-date)

Other Public offices

President of Liberal Democrats (1998-99)

Honours or titles

life peerage (1997)

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Judith Church

Date of Birth

19 September 1953

Family

separated, two sons

Education

Leeds University, Huddersfield University, Aston University, Thames Valley University

Early career

factory inspector, health and safety inspector, union official

Early political experience

Labour Party NEC (1992-94); contested Stevenage (1992)

Years in parliament

1994-2001 (ret.)

Party

Labour

Constituency

Dagenham

Committees

Deregulation

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Jackie Ballard

Date of Birth

4 January 1953

Family

divorced, one daughter

Education

London School of Economics

Early career

social worker, lecturer

Early political experience

South Somerset Dictrict Council (1987-91), Somerset County Council (1993-97), contested Taunton (1992)

Years in parliament

1997-2001 (def.)

Party

Liberal Democrat

Constituency

Taunton

Opposition portfolios

local government and women (1997-1999), education and employment (1999-2001)

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Christine Butler

Date of Birth

14 December 1943 (née Smith)

Family

married, three sons

Education

Middlesex Polytechnic

Early career

NHS and pharmaceutical industry research assistant

Early political experience

county councillor

Years in parliament

1997-2001 (def.)

Party

Labour

Constituency

Castle Point

Committees

Environment, Transport & Local Government

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Eileen Gordon

Date of Birth

22 October 1946

Family

married, two children

Education

Westminster College, Oxford

Early career

teacher

Early political experience

assistant to Tony Banks MP (1990-97)

Years in parliament

1997-2001 (def.)

Party

Labour

Constituency

Romford

Committees

Broadcasting (1998-2001); Health (1999-2001)

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Fiona Jones

Date of Birth

27 February 1957

Family

married, two children

Education

Wirral and Preston College

Early career

journalist

Early political experience

West Lindsey Council (1990-94)

Years in parliament

1997-2001 (def.)

Party

Labour

Constituency

Newark

Committees

Agriculture

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Jenny Jones

Date of Birth

8 February 1948 (née Bew)

Family

married, one son

Education

Universities of Bradford, Birmingham, Wolverhampton

Early career

business adviser, social worker

Early political experience

Wolverhampton Borough Council (1991-97)

Years in parliament

1997-2001 (ret.)

Party

Labour

Constituency

Wolverhampton South West

Committees

European legislation

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Tess Kingham

Date of Birth

4 May 1963

Family

married, three children

Education

University of East Anglia, University of London

Early career

charity worker

Early political experience

contested Cotswolds, European election (1994)

Years in parliament

1997-2001 (ret.)

Party

Labour

Constituency

Gloucester

Committees

International Development

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