Oliver Dowden

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Oliver Dowden
CBE MP
Member of Parliament
for Hertsmere
Assumed office
7 May 2015
Preceded by James Clappison
Majority 18,461 (36.9%)
Personal details
Born (1978-08-01) 1 August 1978 (age 43)
Park Street, Hertfordshire, England
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Blythe Dowden
Children 2
Alma mater Trinity Hall, Cambridge

Oliver James Dowden,[1] CBE, is a British Conservative Party politician. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hertsmere since May 2015.[2]

Early life and education

Dowden grew up in Bricket Wood, and was educated at Parmiter's School, a state comprehensive school in Garston in Hertfordshire,[3] followed by the Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he studied Law.[4]

Career

Dowden joined the Conservative Research Department in 2004, moving to PR company Hill & Knowlton in 2007, before returning to the Conservative party in 2009.[5] Prior to his selection as Conservative candidate for Hertsmere, he worked as a special adviser, and David Cameron's deputy chief of staff.[4]

Personal life

Dowden is married and has two children.[3][4] He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 Dissolution Honours Lists on 27 August 2015.[6]

References

  1. The London Gazette: no. 61230. p. 9122. 18 May 2015.
  2. "Hertsmere parliamentary constituency – Election 2015". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 9 May 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 "About Oliver Dowden". Oliverdowden.com. Retrieved 9 May 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Oliphant, Victoria (8 October 2014). "'This is like coming home' – Oliver Dowden announced as Conservative candidate for Hertsmere". Borehamwood Times. Retrieved 9 May 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Merrick, Jane (14 October 2012). "'Olive' in charge after No 10 shake-up". The Independent. Retrieved 29 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Prime Minister's Office (27 August 2015). "Press release Dissolution Honours 2015". Gov.uk. Retrieved 30 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Clappison
Member of Parliament
for Hertsmere

2015–present
Incumbent