- 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
Alma mater Trinity College, Oxford
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.
- ^ "Damian Hinds MP". BBC Democracy Live. BBC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/representatives/profiles/35480.stm. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
- ^ List of Members returned to serve in Parliament at the General Election 2010, The London Gazette, 13 May 2010.
- Conservative Home — Damian Hinds's selection
- Petersfield Post — Damian Hinds's selection
- BBC News — General Election 2010 results from East Hampshire
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