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Name: Meredith Hansen-Charles

Avatar: Kate Mulgrew

Age: 60 (19/06/1947)

Sex: Female

Ethnicity: White

Marital Status: Civil partnered

Sexual Orientation: Lesbian


Party: Liberal Democrats

Political Outlook: Beveridge Group, former SDP, Social Liberal, Europhile, pro-devolution

Constituency: Cardiff Central

Year Elected: 2005


Education: BA Classics, Somerville College, Oxford (1965-1968); Pupilage, Inner Temple (1970)

Career: Barrister, Wales and Chester Circuit (1970-1975); Director of Policy, United Nations Development Fund for Women (1976-1980); Queen’s Counsel (1980); Visiting Law Lecturer, Cardiff University (1980-1999); Executive Director, Welsh Women’s Aid (1983-1987); Board Member, Electoral Reform Society (1987-1993); Founder and Director, Lawyers for Devolution (1993-1997); Board Member, Yes for Wales!; Member, National Assembly Advisory Group (1997-1999).

Political Career: Councillor, Cyncoed Ward, Cardiff Council (1987-2005); Assembly Member, Cardiff Central, National Assembly for Wales (1999-2005); Minster of Culture, Sport and Welsh Language, Welsh Assembly Government (2000-2003); Acting Deputy First Minister of Wales (2001-2002); Member of Parliament, Cardiff Central (2005-Present); Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Wales (2005-2006); Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Home Affairs (2006-2007)

Martin Wright MP

Member of Parliament for Bath


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