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Eric FORTH

Eric FORTH, British Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Education.

Background

  • FORTH, Eric was born on September 9, 1944. Parents: the late William Forth and Aileen Forth.

  • Education

    • Jordanhill College School, Glasgow. Glasgow University.

    Career

    • Member, Brentwood UDC, 1968-1972. Contested Barking, February, October 1974. Member of the European Parliament for Birmingham North.

      1979-1984; founder/Chmn., Backbench Committee, European Democratic Group, 1979-1982. Member of Parliament for Mid Worcestershire, since 1983. Vice-Chairman, European Affairs Conservative Backbench Committee, 1983-1986, Chairman, 1986-1987.

      Member, Select Committee on Employment, 1986. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Industry and Consumer Affairs, 1988-1990. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Employment, July 1990-April 1992.

      Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education, April since 1992. Industry, 1966-1979.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Conservative Party

    Personality

    Interests

    Family; USA, European Economic Community, economy.

    Connections

    • Spouse Linda (née St. Clair), 1967. Children: two d.
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    Born September 9, 1944
    (age 73)
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