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Barclay Calhoun (CON)
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MP for New Forest West
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11/02/2019 2:28 pm  

Barclay J. Calhoun
Conservative MP for New Forest West
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CALHOUN, Barclay Joseph(b. January 2, 1960 in St Mary in the Marsh, Kent) is the third son of Sir Arthur MacKenzie-Calhoun, a solicitor, and his wife, Lady Paulina (née Brideshead). The Calhoun family are descended of Jacobites from the Scottish lowlands who made their way south to Kent following the Second Jacobite Rebellion. Barclay was educated at Harrow School and read to a Bachelor's Degree in Classics at Balliol College, Oxford. He then enlisted as an officer in the Royal Navy in 1982, serving in the Falklands War. He was aboard the ship that sunk the Argentine Belgrano. He would serve in the navy for 15 years, being honourably discharged in 1997 at the rank of Commodore. He served in active duty in the Falklands War and the Gulf War.

Upon his return to civilian life, Calhoun read to a Master's Degree in History at Oxford's Balliol College once again, receiving the degree in 1999. In the same year, Calhoun moved to Fordingbridge with his wife and children to take a job at Forres Sandle Manor School, teaching languages and history. In 2001, after having served as Chairman of the New Forest West Conservative Constituency Association, Calhoun was asked and duly accepted the task of running for the seat recently vacated by Desmond Swayne. As it was a safe Conservative seat, Calhoun was returned, without difficulty, to the House and has served as MP ever since.

Calhoun is known largely as a parliamentarian, having spent relatively little effort to become well-known to special interest groups and even less effort to become a darling of the press. In fact, Calhoun is well known for being verbose and grandiose in his speeches. He is considered, by many, to be of the old school and has even been quoted as saying he wishes that the Commons would ban television cameras in the House. In addition to his disconnect from the Press, Calhoun is not known, particularly, for his creativity when it comes to policy; although he is almost always an active member in Parliamentary debate and has no real struggle at understanding the policies being put forward or their impacts on the population, Calhoun rarely ever instigates. He prefers, in general, to be either in the House of Commons or to be in his constituency, where he works tirelessly to assist his constituents with local issues.

Calhoun is married to Beatrice "Betty" (née Simpson, b. 1966, m. 1989) and the couple have 3 children: Edward (b. 1991), George (b. 1993), and Elizabeth (b. 1995). Calhoun is a Deacon in the Church of England, a trustee of the Royal Navy Benevolent Trust, a member of the Countryside Alliance, and sits on the board of the British Museum. The family still lives in the quaint provincial town of Fordingbridge. When he is not otherwise occupied, Calhoun can be found building model wooden ships, sampling from his impressive collection of Scotch which boasts some very rare vintages, or sailing on the river Avon aboard his yacht.

Politically, Calhoun is a social conservative having opposed the ordination of women in the Church of England, same-sex marriage, the Lords Reform; he is also an avid supporter of traditional countryside pursuits such as the fox hunt, badger baiting, and hunting with dogs. He is a supporter of conservation efforts across Britain, and has therefore curried some favour with environmentalists. Economically, Calhoun is moderate. Although he supports austerity to an extent, he has vocalized that the current rate of unemployment must be addressed as soon as possible. Barclay is a Eurosceptic, supporting efforts for Britain to leave the European Union all together. He is also patriotic, particularly of the United Kingdom because of his family's lineage and their defense of the Crown.

This topic was modified 3 months ago 2 times by Barclay Calhoun (CON)

Rt. Hon. Barclay Calhoun
MP for New Forest West
Shadow Leader of the House
Shadow Secretary for Culture, Media and Sport
Greater Britain Committee

Parliamentary experience: Unknown (19)
Media experience: Unknown (17)
Policy experience: Unknown (10)


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Steve
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11/02/2019 8:29 pm  

Thank you - could you follow the instructions and fill in the character sheet here too? -  http://politicsuk.net/amiens/community/new-players/character-creation/

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Barclay Calhoun (CON)
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11/02/2019 8:54 pm  

The link to the character sheet is his name at the beginning of the biography:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YZEdskadkKuEf10FTMMLfRY4OaIpBTAv1LphFSuiekA/edit?usp=sharing

Rt. Hon. Barclay Calhoun
MP for New Forest West
Shadow Leader of the House
Shadow Secretary for Culture, Media and Sport
Greater Britain Committee

Parliamentary experience: Unknown (19)
Media experience: Unknown (17)
Policy experience: Unknown (10)


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Steve
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12/02/2019 9:59 pm  

Got it now. Thanks. Approved.

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