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Liam Fox (born September 22, 1961 in East Kilbride, Scotland) is a British politician who was the Defence Secretary in the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Woodspring constituency in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, and since 2010 has represented North Somerset.
Liam Fox studied at the University of Glasgow and became a Conservative Party MP at the 1992 General Election. He served in the shadow cabinet from 1999 to 2010 and became Shadow Defence Secretary in December 2005. In 2005, he tried to become leader of the Conservative Party and lost to David Cameron. Fox stood for leader again in 2016, and lost to Theresa May, who became Prime Minister on 13 July 2016.
May appointed Fox as the first Secretary of State for International Trade in July 2016.
In September 2017, Fox accused EU of trying to blackmail UK over Brexit deal.
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- "Who is Dr Liam Fox? Leading Brexiteer and trade secretary born in Scotland and married to Jesme Baird" (in en-GB). The Sun. 2017-07-17. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4035075/dr-liam-fox-brexit-trade-secretary-scotland-jesme-baird/.
- Walker, Peter (2017-09-01). "Liam Fox accuses EU of trying to 'blackmail' UK over Brexit deal" (in en-GB). The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/sep/01/liam-fox-uk-blackmailed-eu-brexit-deal.