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Eleanor Laing

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Eleanor Fulton Laing (born 1 February 1958) is a British politician. She is Conservative member of Parliament for Epping Forest, and was first elected in 1997. Currently she serves as Shadow Minister for Women, and Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland.

When Laing was first elected to the Epping Forest seat in 1997, the seat had been made a marginal by the Labour landslide. In 2001 the seat returned to safe status with a 19.8% majority. In 2005, she increased that majority to 32%.

Past and Present Positions

  • 1999-2000 Opposition whip
  • 2000-2001 Opposition spokesperson, constitutional affairs
  • 2001-2003 Spokeswoman for education and skills
  • 2003-2004 Opposition spokesman, home, constitutional and legal affairs
  • 2004- Shadow minister for Women & Equality
  • 2005- Shadow secretary of state for Scotland

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