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Richard Harrington

Richard Harrington was a Conservative and Unionist Party candidate in Watford constituency in the 2017 General Election.

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Richard Irwin Harrington is a businessman and Conservative British politician who was Member of Parliament (MP) for Watford from 2010 until 2019 before standing down ahead of the 2019 general election. He served as Minister for Business and Industry from June 2017 to March 2019 working across professional services, manufacturing and scientific and research sectors. Previously he was chairman of the Executive Board of the Conservative Friends of Israel, which, during his tenure, quadrupled in size financially. He was appointed Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party by David Cameron in 2012, taking responsibility for fund-raising and campaigning in the critical marginal seats. Richard was also previously a treasurer of the Conservative Party, launching the Number 10 Club with Sir John Major.

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Date Election Party Results
2017 Watford: 2017 General Election Conservative and Unionist Party Elected unopposed
2015 Watford: UK Parliament elections Conservative and Unionist Party Elected unopposed
2010 Watford: UK Parliament elections Conservative and Unionist Party 19,291 votes (elected)

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