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  1. Elizabeth Margaret Trust was born October 13, 1975 in Cambridge, England to Dr. John Trust, an economics professor and Liberal Councillor, and Mary-Anne Trust (née Cowper), a public school teacher. Elizabeth split her youth between her mother’s family home in Dumbartonshire, Scotland and her own family residence in Cambridgeshire, where her father was a professor of Economics at the university. Of her childhood, Elizabeth remarked that she was “incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to grow up on both sides of the northern border.” Elizabeth was educated at St. Mary’s School in Cambridgeshire, where she would excel in literature. She would then go on to read PPE at Newnham College, Cambridge. At the girls’ college, Elizabeth allegedly had a relationship with TV presenter, Clare Balding, who was 4 years her senior but in her year. Though they both deny having had a romantic involvement, Balding has acknowledged that the two were “very close” during those years, and that “Elizabeth was one of the first people at Cambridge who knew I was gay.” Trust had been a Liberal Democrat, like her father, when she went to Cambridge, even serving as Secretary of the University of Cambridge Liberal Association; but in late 1994, Trust resigned her role and left the Lib. Dems to join Tony Blair’s “new” Labour Party. She would eventually go on to serve as Chair of the Cambridge University Labour Club in 1996. Trust completed her studies at Cambridge earning a 2:1 honours degree. She began her career as a Special Assistant to Patricia Hewitt (1997-2002), following from her constituency office to the Ministry of Women. In 2002, Trust was offered a position with the Institute for Public Policy Research, becoming an Associate Director for Health and Social Care. In 2006, Trust would return to government work, taking on a role as Special Advisor to Harriet Harman, working in the Deputy Leader’s Office until 2010. In 2010, with the blessing of her once-boss, Trust was chosen to be Labour’s candidate in the constituency of Leicester West. She was duly elected and has been the MP for the seat ever since. With the resignation of Gordon Brown following electoral defeat, Trust was in the envious position of having her former employer now serving as leader of the party. Harriet Harman, who had employed Trust for four years and campaigned for her in the general election, was now in the leader’s office, albeit temporarily. Nevertheless, Trust’s relationship with Harman proved useful, and Elizabeth was made Shadow Secretary of State for Transport. In 2011, she was shuffled by Miliband to serve as Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, delivering a keynote address at the Manchester Policy Week, a speech which gained her some notoriety for her charming and whimsical style. She remained at International Development until 2015. With the election of Jeremy Corbyn to the leadership of the party, Trust was removed from the Shadow Cabinet. She alleges that she offered to continue in the post of International Development, but that she was told by text message that Corbyn had decided to go with a different MP. Having returned to the backbenches, Elizabeth was able to cultivate her image as a charming, slightly geeky and entirely sincere woman with ideological tendencies that ran across the party's factions. She made several television appearances, featuring regularly on Question Time; and she has come to be regarded as a leading spokesperson for the non-Momentum wing of the Labour Party. Elizabeth married Peter Lane (b. 1973) in July of 1998. The couple have two children, Eleanor and Patrick, and they have a cocker spaniel named Davey. In addition to their family home in Leicestershire, Elizabeth holds her mother's family home in Dumbartonshire, Scotland, and rents a flat in London for work purposes. Peter is an architect with a London-based firm, but works out of Leicester. When she is not working, Elizabeth can often be found at the football ground. She is a supporter of Leicester City. Memberships and Affiliations Labour and Cooperative Parties Labour Together Labour For the Common Good Fabian Society Labour Women’s Network Tribune Group
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  3. Name: Miles Heathcliff Stone Avatar: Patrick Grant Age: 51 Sex: Male Ethnicity: White Marital Status: Married (Gwyneth, 49), two children (Parker, 23, and Lilly, 21) Sexual Orientation: Straight Party: Conservative and Unionist Political Outlook: Although a Free Marketeer and a Wet, Miles is characterized by his loyalty. He has never voted against the party whip in his 11 years in Parliament, and is usually willing to follow the leader's talking points, even when the leader is on his or her way out. Behind closed doors, Miles advocates a liberal worldview of social liberalism and monetarist, free market, Austrian-school economics. Constituency: North West Cambridgeshire Year Elected: 2010 Education: Educated at Harrow, read economics at Oxford (Balliol). Career: 1992-1996 | Fundraiser, Conservative Central Office 1996-1997 | Chairman, Carlton Dinner 1997-2001 | Special Assistant to Francis Maude, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Shadow Foreign Secretary 2001-2002 | Policy Advisor, Conservative Central Office 2002-2008 | Chairman, Policy Exchange 2008-2010 | Campaign Coordinator, Conservative Central Office Political Career: 2001 | Contested Manchester Gorton, lost. 2005 | Contested Bradford South, lost. 2010 | Elected, North East Cambridgeshire 2010-2012 | Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for the Cabinet Office 2012-2014 | Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for International Development 2014-2016 | Minister of State for International Trade Policy 2016-2019 | Financial Secretary to the Treasury 2019-Present | Backbencher (sacked by BoJo due to ties with prominent Remain voices) Conservative Leadership Election Support: 1997 | Kenneth Clarke 2001 | Michael Portillo 2005 | David Cameron (Campaign Committee Member) 2016 | Michael Gove 2019 | Jeremy Hunt (Campaign Committee Member)
  4. Name: Arthur Peter Darlington Avatar: Stephen Dorrell Age: 55 (born April 6, 1952) Sex: Male Ethnicity: British Marital Status: Married to Alice Rose (Johnstone) Darlington, 1975 Sexual Orientation: Straight, out. Party: Conservative and Unionist Political Outlook: He was described the the Financial Times as "metropolitan and socially liberal. He is a pragmatist in most aspects of public policy, but he is ideologically committed to reducing the state. He is a pragmatic Europhile, but seeks to 'open the doors and shed some light' on the inner workings of Europe." Constituency: Buckingham Year Elected: MP for Loughborough 1979-1997; Buckingham 2007-Present. Education: Educated at Uppingham School, read Classics at Brasenose College, Oxford, 1970-1974. Career: Royal Air Force Reserves, 1969-1974 Personal and Parliamentary Assistant to Peter Walker, 1974-1979 Board of Directors for Uppingham School, 1997-Present Director, Centre for European Reform, 1997-2002 Chairman, Policy Exchange 2002-2007 Political Career: Contested Labour safe seat of Kingston-Upon-Hull East, 1974 (October) MP for Loughborough, 1979-1997 Transport Select Committee, 1979-1983 Parliamentary Undersecretary to the Secretary of State for Energy, 1983-1987 Financial Secretary to the Treasury, 1987-1990 Secretary of State for National Heritage, 1990-1995 Secretary of State for Health, 1995-1997 Member of Parliament for Buckingham, 2007-Present
  5. Name: George Arthur Marley-Evans Avatar: Alan Sugar Age: 62 Sex: Male Ethnicity: Jewish Marital Status: Married Sexuality: Straight Party: Conservative and Unionist Political Outlook: Maggie T Did No Wrong Constituency: Totnes Year Elected: 1997 Education: Educated at Harrow, read Economics at Cambridge Career: Investor Political History: Elected as an MP in 1997, lifelong backbencher.
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