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Simon Burns

Simon Burns

Minister of State for Health

Biography of Simon Burns

Simon was elected MP for Chelmsford since May 2010. He was MP for Chelmsford from June 1987 – April 1997 and MP for West Chelmsford from May 1997 - April 2010. He was a member of the House of Commons Health Select Committee from 1999 – 2005.

In 1972, Simon worked for Senator George McGovern in his presidential election bid against Richard Nixon and on Hilary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign in the New Hampshire Primary Election in January 2008. From 1973-75 he was a committee member, Political Action Officer and Secretary of Oxford University Conservative Association and a member of the Oxford Union.

Simon was educated at Christ the King School, Accra, Ghana; Stamford School, Stamford, Lincolnshire; and Worcester College, Oxford, where he read Modern History. He also has an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy from Anglia University.

Simon has a daughter, Amelia, and a son, Bobby.

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