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Edward Julian Egerton LEIGH

Secretary

Edward Julian Egerton LEIGH, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Technology, Department of Trade and Industry.

Background

LEIGH, Edward Julian Egerton Parents: Sir Neville Leigh, K.CVO.

Education

Oratory School, Berkshire. The French Lycee, London. Durham University, Bachelor of Arts(Hons).

Inner Temple; spoken languages: French.

Career

Pres., Durham Union, and Chairman, Durham University Conservative Association. CUr., Richmond London Borough Council, and member. Greater London Council, 1974-1981.

Member, Conservative Research Department, 1973-1975. Member Mrs Thatcher’s Private Office in charge of correspondence, 1976-1977. Chairman, National Council for Civil Defence, and Director of the Coalition For Peace Through Security, 1981-1983.

Member of Parliament for Gainsborough and Horncastle, since 1983. Secretary, Conservative Backbench Defence Committee and Backbench Agriculture Committee, 1983-1985. Member. Commons Defence Select Committee, 1983.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Technology. Department of Trade and Industry. Barrister.

Works

  • Right Ruling.

Religion

Roman Catholic.

Membership

Clubs: Industry and Parliament Trust (Fellow). Carlton Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, walking.

Connections

Spouse Mary Goodman, 1984. Children: one son, three d.