|Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime|
17 July 2016
|Prime Minister||Theresa May|
|Preceded by||John Hayes|
|Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Northern Ireland Office|
12 May 2015 –17 July 2016
|Prime Minister||David Cameron|
|Preceded by||Andrew Murrison|
|Succeeded by||Kris Hopkins|
15 July 2014 –12 May 2015
|Prime Minister||David Cameron|
| Member of Parliament |
for Wyre and Preston North
Lancaster and Wyre (2005–2010)
5 May 2005
|Preceded by||Hilton Dawson|
| Member of the Scottish Parliament |
for North East Scotland
6 May 1999 –31 March 2003
|Preceded by||New Office|
Robert Ben Lobban Wallace
15 May 1970
Farnborough, Kent, England
|Spouse(s)||Liza, née Cooke|
|Alma mater||Royal Military Academy Sandhurst|
|Awards||Mentioned in Despatches (Northern Ireland)|
|Years of service||1990–1998|
Robert Ben Lobban Wallace PC (born 15 May 1970) is a British Conservative Party politician. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wyre and Preston North since the 2010 general election, having been the MP for Lancaster and Wyre from 2005 to 2010.
The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom. The governing party since 2010, it is the largest in the House of Commons, with 313 Members of Parliament, and also has 249 members of the House of Lords, 18 members of the European Parliament, 31 Members of the Scottish Parliament, 12 members of the Welsh Assembly, eight members of the London Assembly and 8,916 local councillors.
Wyre and Preston North is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Created in the most recent fifth periodic review of constituencies by the Boundary Commission for England, it elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post voting system.
Lancaster and Wyre was a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. From 1997 to 2010, it elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election, but has now been replaced by Lancaster and Fleetwood.
Wallace was born on 15 May 1970 in Farnborough, Kent. He was privately educated at Millfield School in Somerset. [ citation needed ] After school Wallace became a ski instructor with the Austrian National Ski School in the village of Alpbach in Austria. During that period his parents moved to Pennsylvania in the United States where they lived for seven years.He studied politics under Clive Thomas, who also taught Julian Smith MP and Margot James MP.
Millfield is a co-educational independent school for pupils aged 13–18 years based in Street, Somerset, England. It was founded in 1935.
Julian Richard Smith is a British Conservative Party politician serving as Chief Whip of the Conservative Party since 2017, and serves as Member of Parliament (MP) for Skipton and Ripon since 2010.
Margot Cathleen James is a Conservative British politician who was elected the Member of Parliament (MP) for Stourbridge at the 2010 General Election.
Aged 19, Wallace attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, before being commissioned as a platoon commander into the Scots Guards. During his eight-year army career until 1998 he served in Northern Ireland, Germany, Cyprus and Central America. [ citation needed ]His last role was as Company Commander of F Coy Scots Guards.
The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, commonly known simply as Sandhurst, is one of several military academies of the United Kingdom and is the British Army's initial officer training centre. It is located in the town of Sandhurst, Berkshire, though its ceremonial entrance is in Camberley, southwest of London. The Academy's stated aim is to be "the national centre of excellence for leadership". All British Army officers, including late-entry officers who were previously Warrant Officers, as well as other men and women from overseas, are trained at The Academy. Sandhurst is the British Army equivalent of the Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth, Royal Air Force College Cranwell, and the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines.
The Scots Guards (SG), is one of the Foot Guards regiments of the British Army. Their origins lie in the personal bodyguard of King Charles I of England and Scotland. Its lineage can be traced back to 1642, although it was only placed on the English Establishment in 1686. It is the oldest formed Regiment in the Regular Army, more so than any other in the Household Brigade.
From 2003 to 2005 he was overseas director of QinetiQ, the UK's former Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA).
The Defence Evaluation and Research Agency was a part of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) between 1995 and 2 July 2001. At the time it was the United Kingdom's largest science and technology organisation.
After leaving the Army, Wallace became a Conservative Member of the Scottish Parliament in 1999, as a list MSP for North East Scotland.He stood down in 2003, as he sought selection for a Westminster constituency in England. Wallace was the Scottish Conservatives' shadow health spokesman during that time.
Member of the Scottish Parliament is the title given to any one of the 129 individuals elected to serve in the Scottish Parliament.
Wallace won the Lancaster and Wyre Constituency from Labour in 2005. The election result saw a 481 vote (0.92%) Labour majority swing to a 4171 vote (8.00%) Conservative majority. The overall swing was 4.50% from Labour to Conservative. This constituency was number nine on the 2005 Conservative 'target list'.[ citation needed ] He subsequently became the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wyre and Preston North after winning the seat at the 2010 general election; he was re-elected in 2015 and 2017.
The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom that has been described as an alliance of social democrats, democratic socialists and trade unionists. The party's platform emphasises greater state intervention, social justice and strengthening workers' rights.
An electoral swing analysis shows the extent of change in voter support, typically from one election to another, expressed as a positive or negative percentage. A multi-party swing is an indicator of a change in the electorate's preference between candidates or parties. A swing can be calculated for the electorate as a whole, for a given electoral district or for a particular demographic.
From 2005 to 2010 Wallace was a member of the Scottish Affairs Select Committee.From 2006 to 2010 Wallace was the Shadow Minister of State for Scotland. He was Chairman of the British–Iran Parliamentary Group from 2006 to 2014. On 13 November 2008, Wallace was awarded Campaigner of the Year in the Spectator /Threadneedle Parliamentarian awards, for his work promoting transparency of MPs expenses.
Following his re-election to Parliament, Wallace was appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the then-Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor, and later Minister without Portfolio in the Cabinet Office, Ken Clarke MP.[ citation needed ] On 4 September 2012, Wallace turned down a position as a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury during the cabinet reshuffle.[ citation needed ] to remain Clarke's PPS. In July 2014, as Clarke returned to the back benches, Wallace was again offered a job in Government as a whip. This time he accepted. In May 2015 he was promoted to Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Northern Ireland Office. After the EU referendum, the new Prime Minister, Theresa May, promoted him to Minister of State for Security in the Home Office. In December 2017 the Ministerial portfolio was extended to include Economic Crime. He was the Security Minister during the terror attacks of 2017 and the Salisbury attempted assassination of Sergei Skripal Sergei Skripal
Wallace was appointed to the Privy Council for his role in coordinating the government response to the 2017 Westminster attack.
In 2001, he married Liza and they have three children. He employs his wife as a part-time Senior Research Assistant on a salary up to £29,000. [ citation needed ]Wallace currently resides near Lancaster and in London. He enjoys watching rugby, skiing and motorsport.
Sir Peter James Bottomley is a British Conservative Party politician who has served as a Member of Parliament since 1975. He has represented the Worthing West constituency since 1997.
Andrew James MacKay is a British Conservative Party politician who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Birmingham Stechford from 1977 to 1979, East Berkshire from 1983 to 1997 and for Bracknell in Berkshire from 1997 to 2010.
Sir Alan Campbell is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tynemouth since 1997. He served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Home Office from 2008 until 2010, and is currently the Deputy Chief Whip of the Labour Party.
Michael Connarty is a British Labour Party politician, who served as the Member of Parliament for Linlithgow and Falkirk East from 2005 until 2015, and Falkirk East (1992–2005).
David Roy Lidington is a British politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Aylesbury since the 1992 election. A member of the Conservative Party, he assumed the roles of Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on 8 January 2018. He has frequently been described as Theresa May's de facto Deputy Prime Minister.
Laurence Anthony Robertson is a British Conservative Party politician. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tewkesbury since 1997. In May 2005, he was appointed Shadow Minister for Northern Ireland.
James Robert Wallace, Baron Wallace of Tankerness,, FRSE is a British politician and former leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords. He was formerly Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Member of Parliament (MP) for Orkney and Shetland, Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Orkney, the first Deputy First Minister of Scotland in the Scottish Executive and Advocate General for Scotland.
Witney is a county constituency in Oxfordshire represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post system of election, and was created for the 1983 general election. It is a safe Conservative Party seat.
Robert Goodwill is a British Conservative Party politician and farmer. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Scarborough and Whitby since 2005. He was previously a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Yorkshire and the Humber. He has had several ministerial positions, most recently as Agriculture, Fisheries & Food Minister at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Tobias Martin Ellwood is a British Conservative Party politician and author. He served in the Royal Green Jackets and reached the rank of captain. He currently serves as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bournemouth East and as UK Government Minister at the Ministry of Defence.
David Gordon Mundell, is a British Conservative Party politician and solicitor. He was appointed Secretary of State for Scotland in May 2015, the first openly gay Conservative to hold a ministerial position in the Cabinet of the United Kingdom. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) of Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale in Scotland since 2005.
Colonel John Mark Lancaster, is a British Conservative Party politician, who has served as Member of Parliament for Milton Keynes North since the seat's creation at the 2010 general election, having been Member of Parliament for the North East Milton Keynes constituency between 2005 and 2010. Since 13 June 2017, he has been Minister of State for the Armed Forces in the Second May ministry.
David Michael Gauke is a British Conservative Party politician and solicitor serving as Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor since 2018 and Member of Parliament (MP) for South West Hertfordshire since 2005. He was appointed as Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor in January 2018.
Lancaster and Fleetwood is a constituency created in 2010 represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament by Cat Smith of the Labour Party.
Nigel Adams is a British Conservative Party politician, who was elected at the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Selby and Ainsty in North Yorkshire.
Mark Robert Timothy Garnier is a British Conservative Party politician and former banker. He was first elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Wyre Forest at the 2010 general election. Garnier was re-elected at the 2015 and 2017 general elections.
Gareth Alan Johnson is a British Conservative Party politician and former lawyer. He was first elected at the 2010 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for Dartford, winning the seat from Labour. He has been supportive of Leave Means Leave, a Eurosceptic pressure group.
Luke Anthony Hall is a British Conservative politician and former retail manager. He was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Thornbury and Yate in May 2015.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ben Wallace (politician) .|
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Lancaster and Wyre |
|New constituency|| Member of Parliament for Wyre and Preston North |