I would like to thank the residents of North Somerset for re-electing me as their Member of Parliament. I look forward to continuing to serve my constituents and the country over the course of the next Parliament.
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About Liam Fox mp
Liam has been our MP for 18 years and lives locally in Tickenham. He holds regular surgeries for constituents in Clevedon, Nailsea, Portishead and Yatton and has a reputation as a hard-working constituency MP.
He worked as a GP in Nailsea before becoming a member of Parliament and has held high office in both opposition and government. He has the experience inside and outside Parliament we need for good government.
Liam has been at the centre of local campaigns such as the defence of the green belt, especially around Long Ashton, Dundry and Failand. He has been a leading figure in the local battles such as the electricity pylons affecting Blackwell, Nailsea and Yatton. In Parliament he has campaigned for a Portishead railway link and famously described Portishead as the biggest cul-de-sac in Britain .
He is patron of a large number of local organisations and charities including Mencap, Children’s Hospice South West, Clevedon Pier, Portishead lifeboat, the Jessie May Trust, the Curzon Cinema and numerous sports clubs.
Liam contested Roxburgh and Berwickshire in the 1987 General Election, and was elected as the Member of Parliament for Woodspring (renamed North Somerset for the 2010 General Election) in April 1992.
In June 1993, Liam was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Michael Howard, then Home Secretary. In July 1994, he was appointed an Assistant Government Whip, and promoted to the position of Senior Government Whip the following year. He was a Minister at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1996 until the 1997 General Election.
In June 1997, Liam was appointed Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on Constitutional Affairs. For four years from May 1999 to November 2003 he served as Shadow Secretary of State for Heath before being appointed Co-Chairman of the Party in 2003. Subsequently, from May 2005 to December 2005, he served as Shadow Foreign Secretary. He then served as Shadow Secretary of State for Defence from December 2005 to May 2010.
Liam was appointed Secretary of State for Defence by Prime Minister David Cameron on 12th May 2010. He resigned from this position on Friday 14th October 2011 and returned to the Back Benches.
The Parliamentary Constituency of North Somerset
The history of North Somerset (formally Woodspring following the 2010 General Election) as a Constituency is relatively short. It was created by the Boundary Commission in 1983 following the realignment of the constituencies of Weston-Super-Mare and North Somerset. The new area created between the new constituencies of Weston-Super-Mare and Wansdyke was named Woodspring.
The constituency extends between two rivers with the Avon running along the north-east edge and the Congresbury Yeo to the south. It includes the three main towns of Clevedon on the west coast, Nailsea to the south, and Portishead to the north, along with smaller surrounding villages like Backwell, Easton-in-Gordano, and Long Ashton.
Being located between the two large urban areas of Bristol and Weston-Super-Mare, many of the local towns are home to commuters although with the major redevelopment of Portishead docks and Bristol International Airport located in the constituency many new jobs are being created locally.
If you are a constituent and would like to contact me regarding a local issue please write to:
Dr Liam Fox MP
House of Commons
Telephone: 020 7219 4198
Fax number: 020 7219 2617
Email: email@example.com (Mrs Douglas)
If you would like to arrange an appointment to meet me at a constituency surgery or to contact the local Conservative Association please contact:
North Somerset Conservative Association
71 High Street
Telephone: 01275 790090
Fax: 01275 790091
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mrs Vaughan)
Upcoming surgery dates and availability can be found at the following address: