Tim Yeo was re-elected MP for South Suffolk in May 2010 with a majority of 8,689 votes.
Tim has been MP for South Suffolk since 1983 and is one of only 30 Conservatives to have won each of the last six elections. Tim was a member of the Thatcher and Major governments, serving in the Home Office, Foreign Office, Department of Health and Department of the Environment.
In his last Ministerial post, as Minister of State for the Countryside and Environment, he reformed planning law, helped to develop climate change policy and established the now thriving Energy Saving Trust.
Tim was a member of the Shadow Cabinet from 1998 until 2005, when he resigned in order to speak freely about issues such as the environment. During his time in the Shadow Cabinet he served as Shadow Minister of Agriculture, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Shadow Secretary of State for Public Services, Health and Education, and Shadow Secretary of State for Environment and Transport.
In 2001 as Shadow Minister of Agriculture, Tim played the leading role in exposing the Government's mishandling of the Foot and Mouth Disease epidemic.
Since December 2005 Tim has been Chairman of the cross-party Environmental Audit Committee.
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Date of Birth
20 March 1945