Owen Paterson

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Owen Paterson

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Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Assumed office
4 September 2012
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byCaroline Spelman
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
In office
12 May 2010 – 4 September 2012
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byShaun Woodward
Succeeded byTheresa Villiers
Shadow Secretary of State for
Northern Ireland
In office
2 July 2007 – 11 May 2010
LeaderDavid Cameron
Preceded byDavid Lidington
Succeeded byShaun Woodward
Member of Parliament
for North Shropshire
Assumed office
1 May 1997
Preceded byJohn Biffen
Majority15,828 (30.5%)
Personal details
Born
Owen William Paterson

(1956-06-24) 24 June 1956 (age 63)
Whitchurch, Shropshire, England
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Rose Ridley
ChildrenFelix
Ned
Evie[source?]
ProfessionLeather industries
WebsiteOwen 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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