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David Tredinnick (politician)

David Arthur Stephen Tredinnick (born 19 January 1950) is a Conservative politician in the United Kingdom.

He is a former officer in the Grenadier Guards and is Member of Parliament for Bosworth (essentially Hinckley and Bosworth) first elected in 1987.

Early life

He went to Eton College, then St John's College, Oxford, gaining a MLitt. He then went to the Graduate School of Business at Cape Town University, where he gained an MBA. From 1972-3, he was a trainee at EB Savory Miln & Co stockbrokers, then in 1974 he was an account executive at Quadrant Int in 1974. In 1976, he was a salesman at Kalle Infotech UK, and sales manager at Word Right Word Processing from 1977-8. From 1978-9, he was a consultant at Baird Communications NV, and marketing manager at QI Europe Ltd from 1979-81. He was manager at Malden Mitcham Properties from 1981-7.

Parliamentary career

He contested Cardiff South and Penarth in 1983. He was once a Parliamentary Private Secretary, but was forced resign and was suspended for 20 days after he was found to have accepted a £1000 bribe to ask questions in Parliament, popularly known as the Cash for questions affair. He has been a Member of Parliament for over 20 years making him one of the most long standing MP's.

Personal life

He married Rebecca Shott in 1983 and has a daughter (born February 1987) and son (born July 1989). They live in London.


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