Richard Younger-Ross

Richard Younger-Ross

Infobox MP
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name = Richard Younger-Ross
honorific-suffix =MP

constituency_MP = Teignbridge
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majority = 6,215 (10.2%)
predecessor = Patrick Nicholls
successor = Incumbent
term_start = 7 June 2001
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birth_date = Birth date and age|1953|1|29|df=yes
birth_place = Surrey
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nationality = British
spouse = Susan Younger (married 1982)
party = Liberal Democrat
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Richard Alan Younger-Ross (born Richard Alan Ross, January 29, 1953, Surrey) is a politician in England. He is the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Teignbridge, having fought the seat in 1992 and 1997, finally winning in the 2001 election, and was re-elected in 2005, when he beat off competition from Boris Johnson's father Stanley.

Early life

He went to Walton County Secondary School for Boys (a secondary modern, became Ambleside Junior School, then [ Walton Oak] primary school) on "Ambleside Avenue" in Walton on Thames, Brooklands Technical College on "Heath Road" in Weybridge, then Ewell Technical College (now called North East Surrey College Of Technology - NESCOT) in Ewell. He studied at the now Oxford Brookes University. Before becoming a politician, he was an architectural consultant.

Parliamentary career

He was a member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee between 2005-2008. Following the Liberal Democrat reshuffle after the election of Nick Clegg as Party Leader; Richard was appointed to the Defence Select Committee, giving his place on the Foreign Affairs committee to Ming Campbell. Richard also sits on the European Scrutiny Committee since 2005, and is also a shadow minister for Culture, Media and Sport.

In 2006, Younger-Ross proposed a Ten Minute Rule Bill restricting Sunday trading hours in the UK for shops, arguing that without such legislation the British people would lose "rhythm of life" (House of Commons Debate, 24/05/2006). He is a member of the Beveridge Group. [ [ About us] - "The Beveridge Group" 2007-10-28]

Personal life

Richard moved to Teignmouth, Devon in 1989, with his wife, Susan Younger, who he married in 1982 in Oxford. Younger-Ross is a Roman Catholic, attending a church in Teignmouth.


External links

* [ Richard Younger-Ross MP] profile at the site of Liberal Democrats
* [,9290,-9079,00.html Guardian Unlimited Politics - Ask Aristotle: Richard Younger-Ross MP]
* [ - Richard Younger-Ross MP]
* [ The Public Whip - Richard Younger-Ross MP] voting record
* [ BBC News - Richard Younger-Ross] profile 30 March, 2006

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