|Minister of State for Health|
15 July 2016 –9 January 2018
|Prime Minister||Theresa May|
|Preceded by||Alistair Burt|
|Succeeded by||Caroline Dinenage|
|Minister for Defence Procurement|
4 September 2012 –15 July 2016
|Prime Minister||David Cameron|
|Preceded by||Peter Luff|
|Succeeded by||Harriett Baldwin|
| Member of Parliament |
5 May 2005
|Preceded by||Matthew Green|
|Born||14 August 1958|
Ludlow, Shropshire, England
|Alma mater||Keble College, Oxford|
Philip Martin Dunne MP (born 14 August 1958) is a British Conservative Party politician and the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ludlow constituency in Shropshire.
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Ludlow is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2005 by Philip Dunne, a Conservative.
Shropshire is a county in the West Midlands of England, bordering Wales to the west, Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, and Worcestershire and Herefordshire to the south. Shropshire Council was created in 2009, a unitary authority taking over from the previous county council and five district councils. The borough of Telford and Wrekin has been a separate unitary authority since 1998 but continues to be included in the ceremonial county.
He has been a farmer since 1987, at his family's farm just over the county boundary in Herefordshire, at Leintwardine near Ludlow, and was elected in 2001 as a councillor on the South Shropshire District Council, of which he was the Conservative leader in 2003–2005. He was also secretary of the Ludlow Conservative Association for a year in 2001. Since 2005 Dunne has been the Conservative Member of Parliament for Ludlow.
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Leintwardine is a large village and civil parish in north Herefordshire, England, close to the border with Shropshire.
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Philip Dunne was born in Ludlow, Shropshire, and has an ancestry of politicians and courtiers. He is the son of Sir Thomas Dunne KG, the former Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, who in turn is the son of Philip Russell Rendel Dunne (who briefly sat in the Commons), who in turn was the son of Edward Marten Dunne (who also sat in the Commons). Philip Dunne was educated at Abberley Hall School, followed by Eton College and Keble College, Oxford, where he was awarded a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Sir Thomas Raymond Dunne, was the Lord Lieutenant of Hereford and Worcester from 1977, then from 1998 the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire until 2001 and the Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire until 2008.
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He was elected to the House of Commons at the 2005 general election for Ludlow when he unseated the incumbent Liberal Democrat MP, Matthew Green. Dunne regained the (historically safe) seat for the Conservatives; the seat having been lost at the 2001 general election. He made his maiden speech on 8 June 2005.During his first term in Parliament (2005–2010) he was a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, and in 2006 he was appointed to the Public Accounts Committee.
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He is married to Domenica and they have two sons and two daughters. As well as farming, Dunne has also worked in banking.[ citation needed ] He also helped start up Ottakar's bookshop. He was born and raised in and around Ludlow and has a keen interest in diabetes research.[ citation needed ]
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