Wallace attended Millfield School studying politics under the late Clive Thomas who also taught Julian Smith Member of Parliament and Margot James Member of Parliament. At the age of 19 Wallace attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, before being commissioned as a platoon commander into the Scots Guards.
After school Wallace qualified as an Austrian ski instructor and taught in the village of Alpbach, Tyrol for two seasons. Military career
During his nine-year military service Ben Wallace served in Germany, Windsor, Cyprus, Central America and Northern Ireland. In 1992 he was mentioned in despatches.
Ben Wallace"s last post was as Company Commander of F Company Scots Guards.
In 2003 Ben Wallace joined British aerospace company, QinetiQ as their overseas business development director During his employment he worked with a number of overseas Government security agencies.
He was the Scottish Conservatives shadow Health spokesman during that time. From 2003 to 2005 he was overseas director of QinetiQ, the United Kingdom"s part-privatised National Defence Laboratory.
United Kingdom Parliament
Wallace took Lancaster and Wyre Constituency from Labour in 2005.
The election result saw a 481-vote (092%) Labour majority swing to a 4171 vote (800%) Conservative majority. The overall swing was 4.50% from Labour to Conservative. This constituency was number nine on the 2005 Conservative "target list".
From 2006 to 2010 Wallace was the Shadow Minister of State for Scotland.
He has been Chairman of the British–Iran Parliamentary Group since 2006. The Rt Honorary Jack Straw has joined the APPG as co Chair.
On 13 November 2008, Wallace was elected Campaigner of the Year in the Spectator/Threadneedle Parliamentarian awards, for his work promoting transparency of MPs expenses. In conjunction with the Sunday Times in February 2008 Ben Wallace Member of Parliament published all his expenses and receipts.
Following his re-election to Parliament, Wallace was appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the then Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor, and then Minister without Portfolio in the Cabinet Office, Ken Clarke Member of Parliament. On 4 September 2012, Wallace turned down a position as a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury during the Cameron ministry reshuffle. in order to remain Clarke"s Parliamentary Private Secretary. In July 2014 as the Rt.Hon Ken Clarke Queen's Counsel Member of Parliament returned to the back benches Wallace was again offered a job in Government as a whip.
This time he accepted.
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He has been the Member of Parliament (Member of Parliament) for Wyre and Preston North since the 2010 General Election, having been the Member of Parliament for Lancaster and Wyre from 2005 to 2010.
After leaving the Army, he became in 1999 a Conservative Member of the Scottish Parliament as a list Managing Successful Programmes for North East Scotland, before standing down in 2003.
From 2005 to 2010 Wallace was a member of the Scottish Affairs Select Committee.