Owen Paterson

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The Right Honourable
Owen Paterson
MP
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Incumbent
Assumed office
4 September 2012
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Caroline Spelman
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
In office
12 May 2010 – 4 September 2012
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Shaun Woodward
Succeeded by Theresa Villiers
Shadow Secretary of State for
Northern Ireland
In office
2 July 2007 – 11 May 2010
Leader David Cameron
Preceded by David Lidington
Succeeded by Shaun Woodward
Member of Parliament
for North Shropshire
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 May 1997
Preceded by John Biffen
Majority 15,828 (30.5%)
Personal details
Born Owen William Paterson
24 June 1956 (1956-06-24) (age 58)
Whitchurch, Shropshire, England
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Rose Ridley
Children Felix
Ned
Evie
Alma mater Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
Profession Leather industries
Religion Anglican[source?]
Website Owen Paterson official website

Owen William Paterson (born June 24, 1956 in Shropshire, England) is a British politician who is the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. He is a Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of North Shropshire in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.

He was first elected in the 1997 general election and first entered the shadow cabinet in 2007.

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