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John Crocket BOWIS

member of parliament

John Crocket BOWIS, British Member of Parliament. OBE, 1981.


BOWIS, John Crocket was born on August 2, 1945. Parents: the late Thomas Bowis and Joyce Bowis.


Tonbridge School; Brasenose College, Oxford.


Conservative Party Agent, Harborough and Blaby Constituencies, 1968. National Organiser, Federation of Conservative Students, 1972. National Organizer, Conservative Trade Unionists, 1975.

Director (Community Affairs), Conservative Central Office, 1979. Councillor, Kingston upon Thames and Chairman, Council Education Committee, 1982-1986. Vice-Chairman, Kingston Conservative Association, 1983-1987.

Member of Parliament for Battersea, since 1987. Secretary, Conservative Education, Arts and Urban Affairs Committees. Secretary, All Party Social Science Group.

Member, Select Committee on Members’ Interests. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Secretary of State for the Wales (David Hunt Member of Parliament). since 1989. Jt. Chairman, All Party Somali Group.

Jt. President, British Youth Council. Chairman, National Cnc., for Civil Protection. Campaign Director, British Insurance Brokers Association, 1981.

Press and Parliamentary Consultant, NFSE, 1982. Public Affairs Director, British Insurance Brokers Association, 1983-1988. Parliamentary Adviser, Association, of Colleges in Further and Higher Education.


  • ILEA: The Closing Chapter.


Church of England.


  • Other Interests

    The arts, sport, walking, member of the ‘Blue Revue’ cast.


Spouse Caroline Bowis (née Taylor), 1968. Children: two son, one d.