Damian Hinds


Damian Hinds
Damian Hinds MP
Member of Parliament
for East Hampshire
Incumbent
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Michael Mates
Majority 13,467 (26.3%)
Personal details
Born 27 November 1969 (1969-11-27) (age 41)

[1]
Sydney, Australia

Alma mater Trinity College, Oxford

Damian Patrick George Hinds[2] (born 27 November 1969) is a British Conservative Party politician and the Member of Parliament (MP) for the East Hampshire constituency.

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Education

Hinds was educated at St. Ambrose College, a Voluntary Aided Roman Catholic Grammar school in Altrincham in Cheshire, followed by the University of Oxford, where he attained a first class degree, and was president of the Oxford Union Society while there.

Life and career

Hinds was chairman of the Bow Group in 2001–02.

He stood in the Stretford and Urmston constituency during the United Kingdom general election, 2005, coming second to incumbent MP Beverley Hughes, gaining 30.4% of the vote (an increase for the party of 3.3%).

In the 2010 General Election Hinds was elected as the Member of Parliament for East Hampshire getting 56.8% of the vote (an increase of 9.7%) and achieving a swing from the Liberal Democrats to the Conservative Party of 6.6%. The previous Conservative MP, Michael Mates, stepped down at the 2010 General Election.

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