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British government official

Antony Harold Newton, British government official. Member Oxford University Conservative Association (president 1958), Oxford Union (president 1959), Federation University Conservative and Unionist Association (vice chairman 1959).

Background

Newton, Antony Harold was born in 1937.

Education

Student, Friends' School, Saffron Walden. Student, Trinity College, Oxford.

Career

Head, Economic section Conservative Research Department, England, 1965-1970, assistant director England, 1970-1974. Assistant government Whip England, 1979-1981. Lord Commander Her Majesty Treasurer, 1981-1982.

Parly under-secretary state for social security, 1982-1984. Minister for the disabled, 1983-1984. Minister of state for social security and the disabled, 1984-1986.

Minister of state for health, 1986-1988. Chairman National Health Service Management Board, 1986-1988. Chancellor Duchy of Lancaster, 1988-1989.

Minister of trade and industry, 1988-1989. Secretary state for social security, 1989-1992. Lord President of Council, Leader of House of Commons, 1992-1997.

Chairman Coningsby Club, 1965-1966. Member parliament, Braintree, 1974-1997.

Membership

Member Oxford University Conservative Association (president 1958), Oxford Union (president 1959), Federation University Conservative and Unionist Association (vice chairman 1959).

Connections

Married Janet Huxley, 1962 (divorced 1986). 2 children; married Patricia Gilthorpe, 1986.

spouses:
Janet Huxley

Patricia Gilthorpe