Liam Fox was re-elected MP for North Somerset (Woodspring until 2010) on May 7th 2015 with 19366 votes, taking 49.8% of the vote.
He became defence secretary on the formation of the coalition government, having been shadow defence secretary before the 2010 general election: he covered this role from 2010 to October 2011, when Philip Hammond succeeded him.
Liam was born and raised in East Kilbride, Scotland. He attended the local comprehensive school, St. Bride's High School, and then went on to study medicine at the University of Glasgow.
He became president of the University's Conservative and Unionist Association, and in his spare time took a keen interest in debating, a discipline in which he won national and international prizes. and which proved invaluable in preparing him for a life in politics.
As well as his career in the NHS, Liam worked as a Civilian Army Medical Officer, which enabled him to see army life at first-hand. His time there has instilled in him a belief that the Government has a responsibility to look after the Armed Forces and their families.
Liam is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and worked as a GP in Buckinghamshire and Somerset before becoming a Conservative MP in 1992.
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Date of Birth
22 September 1961
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