|Comptroller of the Household|
12 December 1995 –2 May 1997
|Prime Minister||John Major|
|Preceded by||David Lightbown|
|Succeeded by||Thomas McAvoy|
|Lord Commissioner of the Treasury|
14 April 1992 –5 July 1995
|Prime Minister||John Major|
|Preceded by||John Taylor (1990)|
|Succeeded by||Bowen Wells|
| Member of Parliament |
9 June 1983 –8 April 1997
|Preceded by||New Constituency|
|Succeeded by||Barbara Follett|
Timothy John Rogerson Wood
13 August 1940
Timothy John Rogerson Wood (born 13 August 1940),known as Tim Wood,is a British politician. He was the Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Stevenage,which he won at the 1983 general election.
While in Parliament,Wood served as a Parliamentary Private Secretary to Ministers in the Ministry of Defence and Northern Ireland Office. Following the 1992 general election,Wood became a Government Whip.
At the 1997 general election a swing of 13.9% from the Conservatives to Labour saw Wood defeated by Labour Party candidate Barbara Follett by 11,582 votes.
On 3 May 2007,Wood was elected to East Devon District Council to represent Exmouth Littleham ward.[ citation needed ]
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