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Simon Christopher COOMBS

member of parliament

Simon Christopher COOMBS, British Member of Parliament.


COOMBS, Simon Christopher was born on February 21, 1947. Parents: the late Ian Peter Coombs and Rachel Coombs.


Wycliffe College, Stroud. Reading University, Bachelor of Arts, M.Phil. Spoken languages: french.


Councillor, Reading Borough Council, 1969-1984, Chairman, Transport Committee, 1976-1981 and 1982-1983, Deputy Leader, 1976-1981, Chief Whip, 1983. Chairman, Wessex Area Young Conservatives, 1973-1976. Chairman, Wessex Area Conservative Party, 1980-1983.

Member of Parliament for Swindon, since 1983. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Minister of State for Information Technology, 1984. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Minister of State for Environment, 1984-1985.

Parliamentary Private Secretary to Minister of State for Local Government, 1984-1985. Chairman, Parliamentary Food and Health Forum, since 1988. Member. Select Committee on Employment, 1987-1992.

Chairman, All Party Cable Committee, since 1987. Treasurer, Parliamentary Information Technology Committee, since 1987. Chm., Employment Committee, since 1992.

Parliamentary Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Scotland, since 1992. Chairman. Tourism Committee, since 1992. British Telecom Data and Telex Marketing, 1970-1983.

United Kingdom Telex Networks Marketing Manager. Member. Southern Electricity Consultative Council, 1981-1984.


C of E.


Clubs: Swindon Conservative Club.


  • Other Interests

    Music; cricket; reading.


Spouse Kathryn Lee Coombs (née Coe), 1983.