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Alistair Burt

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Alistair Burt was the Conservative and Unionist Party candidate in the constituency of North East Bedfordshire in the 2017 General Election. Our volunteers have been adding information on Alistair Burt - here's everything we know so far!

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Alistair Burt entered Parliament in 1983 for Bury North and since 2001 has been the Member of Parliament for North East Bedfordshire. Following many years of front bench service Alistair was delighted to be appointed a member of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council in 2013. Born in 1955, he was educated at Bury Grammar School, studied at St John's College Oxford, and was president of the university law society. He became a solicitor and served on the Council in the London Borough of Haringey. Alistair’s constituency political interests are centred on his busy constituency workload, taking a keen interest in the development of public services in a growing county, and service issues for rural villages and small towns. Alistair has focused on regional planning issues, transport infrastructures, and the provision of good local education. He is married to Eve Burt, has two adult children and a granddaughter. He has run nine London Marathons, and plays football for UKPFC.

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Alistair James Hendrie Burt is a British politician who served as Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Bedfordshire from 2001 until 2019. He was previously MP for his native Bury North in Greater Manchester from 1983 until 1997. Burt was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State then Minister of State at the Department of Social Security from 1992 to 1997, and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 2010 to 2013. Burt was also Minister of State at the Department of Health from May 2015 to July 2016.

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Biographical summary

Born: 1955-05-25, Bury, Lancashire, England
School: Bury Grammar School
Undergraduate degree: Law, University of Oxford, St John's College
Previous job: Solicitor

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Previous elections

This candidate has previously stood for election in:

  • 2017: The 2017 General Election, as the Conservative and Unionist Party candidate for the North East Bedfordshire
  • 2015: The 2015 General Election, as the Conservative and Unionist Party candidate for the Member of Parliament for North East Bedfordshire
  • 2010: The 2010 General Election, as the Conservative and Unionist Party candidate for the Member of Parliament for North East Bedfordshire

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