former British politician, non-practising barrister, broadcaster, journalist and businessman (born 1949)
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David John Mellor KC (born March 12, 1949 in Wareham, Dorset, England) is a British politician who was an MP from 1979 to 1997, as a member of the Conservative Party.
Mellor became a barrister in 1972, and a Queen's Counsel in 1987 but is currently not practising. He became a Member of Parliament (MP) representing the London constituency of Putney, at the 1979 General Election. In 1990, John Major made him Chief Secretary to the Treasury but after a sex scandal in 1992, Mellor was forced to resign and lost his seat to the Labour Party in the 1997 General Election.