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Charles Frederick WARDLE


Charles Frederick WARDLE, British Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Home Office.


WARDLE, Charles Frederick was born on August 23, 1939. Parents: the late Frederick Maclean Wardle and Constance (née Roach).


Tonbridge School; Lincoln College, Oxford University, Master of Arts. Harvard Business School, USA, Master of Business Administration.


Member of Parliament for Bexhill and Battle, since 1983. Member. Commons Select Committee on Trade and Industry, 1983-1984. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Minister for Health, 1988.

Parliamentary Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Social Services, 1984-1987. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home office. Asst, to President, American Express Company, New York, 1966-1969.

Merchant Banker, London, 1969-1972. Director, Benjamin Priest Group, 1972-1974, Managing Director 1974-1977, Chairman, 1977-1984. Member, Confederation of British Industry Council, 1980-1984 and member, Confederation of British Industry West Midlands Regional Council.

Member, Commercial and Economic Committee, Engineering and Employer’s Federation, 1981-1983. Member. Midlands Committee, Institut, of Directors, 1981-1983.


  • Other Interests

    Books; sport; travel.


Spouse Lesley Ann (née Wells), 1964. Children: one d.