Lee Scott (UK politician)

Lee Scott (UK politician)

Infobox MP
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name = Lee Scott
honorific-suffix = MP

office =
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constituency_MP2 = Ilford North
parliament2 =
majority2 = 1,653 (3.8%)
predecessor2 = Linda Perham
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term_start2 = 5 May 2005
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birth_date = April 6, 1956
birth_place = West Ham, London
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nationality = British
spouse = Estelle
party = Conservative
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children = Five
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website = [http://www.leescott.co.uk/ www.leescott.co.uk]
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Lee Scott (born April 6, 1956) is a British politician. He is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Ilford North.

Early life

Born in the East End of London, Scott attended Clarkes College, [cite web
title =Ilford North
publisher = UKPollingReport
url = http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/guide/seat-profiles/ilfordnorth
accessdate =2008-02-10
] a private school in Ilford which closed in 1978, [cite web
last = Button
first = Peter
title = On The Lookout For Old Clarkonians
work = This is local London
publisher = Newsquest Media Group
date = 1999-04-17
url = http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/archive/display.var.91583.0.on_the_lookout_for_old_clarkonians.php
accessdate =2008-02-10
] and the London College of Distributive Trades. [cite web
title = Meet the MP: Lee Scott
work = BBC News
publisher = BBC
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/4720771.stm
accessdate =2008-02-10
] From 1972-82, he was a Director of Scott & Fishell. He was a sales executive for Toshiba from 1982-4, for ITT from 1984-6, and for NKR from 1986-8. From 1988-98, he was Campaign Director for the United Jewish Israel Appeal.

He became a professional fundraiser for several notable charities, and has also volunteered with Victim Support. He was selected as the Conservative candidate for Waveney in the 2001 general election but failed to win the seat. He has been a councillor on the London Borough of Redbridge for several years.

Member of Parliament

In the 2005 general election, Scott won the Ilford North seat, ousting the sitting Labour MP Linda Perham. In Parliament he has joined the Cornerstone Group of socially conservative MPs and has also voted consistently to ban smoking in public places.

Scott has a special interest in autism and presented a Private Member's Bill to Parliament dealing with the care of autistic children once they reached adulthood. He is also a member of the Select Committee on transport.

Personal life

Scott married Estelle Kins and has three daughters and two sons. He supports Leyton Orient F.C..


External links

* [http://www.conservatives.com/tile.do?def=people.person.page&personID=42675 Lee Scott MP] biography at the site of the Conservative Party
* [http://www.epolitix.com/EN/MPWebsites/Lee+Scott/ ePolitix.com - Lee Scott]
* [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/person/0,9290,-6169,00.html Guardian Unlimited Politics - Ask Aristotle: Lee Scott MP]
* [http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/lee_scott/ilford_north TheyWorkForYou.com - Lee Scott MP]
* [http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?mpn=Lee_Scott&mpc=Ilford+North The Public Whip - Lee Scott MP] voting record

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