Hugo Swire

Hugo Swire

Infobox MP
honorific-prefix = The Right Honourable
name = Hugo Swire
honorific-suffix = MP

caption =
office = Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
Shadow Minister for the Olympics (from 2005)
term_start = 8 December 2005
term_end = 2 July 2007
leader = David Cameron
predecessor = Theresa May
successor = Jeremy Hunt
constituency_MP2 = East Devon
parliament2 =
term_start2 = 7 June 2001
term_end2 =
majority2 = 7,936 (16.1%)
predecessor2 = Peter Emery
successor2 =
birth_date = Birth date and age|1959|11|30|df=yes
birth_place = London, England
death_date =
death_place =
nationality = British
spouse = Alexandra "Sasha" Nott
party = Conservative
relations =
children =
residence =
alma_mater = University of St Andrews
occupation =
profession =
religion =

website =
footnotes =

Hugo George William Swire (born 30 November 1959) is a politician in the United Kingdom. He is Conservative Party member of Parliament for East Devon, and was first elected in 2001.

Early life

He was educated at [ St Aubyns] in Rottingdean and Eton, and attended the University of St Andrews before going to the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Before his career as a politician, he was a member of the Army, serving with the Grenadier Guards. He was a financial consultant for [ Streets Financial Ltd] , then became of Head of Development for the National Gallery, then Director of the auction house Sotheby's directly before his election from 1996. [cite web|url=|title=Hugo Swire|publisher=BBC|accessdate=2008-08-06|last=|first=]

Member of Parliament

He contested Greenock & Inverclyde in 1997. Two years after his election to Parliament, he became an Opposition whip. In 2004, he was promoted to become Shadow Culture Minister. He joined the Shadow Cabinet on 8 December 2005, when new leader David Cameron appointed him Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

Following the July 2007 Conservative re-shuffle, Hugo has returned to the backbenches and amongst other roles he is currently Hon. Secretary of the Conservative Middle East Council

Personal life

Swire married Alexandra (Sasha) Nott, the daughter of John Nott former Conservative Secretary of State for Defence during the Falklands War, in December 1996 in Kensington. The couple have two daughters (born June 1997 and August 2001). During her splits from Mick Jagger, he dated Jerry Hall. His brother-in-law was Joe Strummer. []


External links

* [ Hugo Swire MP] official site
* [,9290,-5884,00.html Guardian Unlimited Politics - Ask Aristotle: Hugo Swire MP]
* [ - Hugo Swire MP]
* [ BBC Politics page]
* [,_Hugo/ Open Directory Project - Hugo Swire] directory category
* [ CMEC Who We Are - Hugo Swire MP]

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