Ian Liddell-Grainger was re-elected MP for Bridgwater and West Somerset on May 7th 2015 with 25020 votes, taking 46.0% of the vote.
Ian was elected to Parliament for Bridgwater in 2001. He replaced Tom, now Lord, King who had served the constituency for over thirty years. He was born in Scotland in1959. But Ian has strong links with Somerset. He was educated at Millfield School and lives in the heart of the constituency, not far from Minehead, with his wife Jill and their three children.
He has a background in business, farming and the army. He established a UK-wide building and property management company; ran a 250 acre arable farm; was a consultant to Army Land Command HQ in Salisbury and remains a Major on the reserve list. When he entered Parliament, Ian severed every business interest to concentrate on serving the people of Bridgwater and West Somerset.
Ian is a great-grandson of HRH Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, who died when he was 21, making him a great-great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria.
16 Northgate, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3EU
Date of Birth
30 June 1956
House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
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