My MP: Liam Fox

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Liam Fox is the Conservative Member of Parliament for North Somerset, the home constituency of Pulse Radio Head of Operations Ryan Sheff.

Fox was born in Kilbride, Scotland, and attended St Bede’s High School. Upon finishing school, he studied Medicine at the University of Glasgow Medical School. After graduating, Fox specialised as a General Practitioner (GP).

Whilst a student, Fox became the President of the Glasgow University Conservative Association. He contested Hairmyres ward on Glasgow City Council, where he won 210 votes, coming in second place behind Labour.

He worked as a GP in Buckinghamshire for many years, and in 1992 was elected to Woodspring constituency, which covered the majority of Woodspring District Council, now the unitary authority North Somerset Council.

In 2005, Fox announced his bid to become Conservative Leader. He got through to the second round of voting, and came third behind former Prime Minister David Cameron, and Minister David Davis.

For the 2010 General Election, he was elected to North Somerset, the successor constituency to Woodspring.

In 2016, he launched a second bid to become Conservative Leader, on a platform of triggering Article 50 (the mechanism to leave the European Union) in 2016, with a withdrawal date of 1st January 2019. Fox was eliminated in the first ballot, with 16 votes from Members of Parliament.

Fox is the current Secretary of State for International Trade, and has previously been Secretary of State for Defence.

About Joe Young 316 Articles
Joe Young has been involved with student media for a very long time now, holding posts within The Pulse, and Pulse Radio, as well as the predecessor of The Pulse, Pluto. He is currently Politics Editor of The Pulse, and Head of News of Pulse Radio. In 2016, he won the Media Award for Best Article for his coverage of the Fishergate Shopping Centre bomb scare.

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