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Owen William Paterson (born June 24, 1956 in Shropshire, England) is a British politician who is the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. He is a Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of North Shropshire in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.


Owen Paterson

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Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Assumed office
4 September 2012
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byCaroline Spelman
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
In office
12 May 2010 – 4 September 2012
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byShaun Woodward
Succeeded byTheresa Villiers
Shadow Secretary of State for
Northern Ireland
In office
2 July 2007 – 11 May 2010
LeaderDavid Cameron
Preceded byDavid Lidington
Succeeded byShaun Woodward
Member of Parliament
for North Shropshire
Assumed office
1 May 1997
Preceded byJohn Biffen
Majority15,828 (30.5%)
Personal details
Born
Owen William Paterson

(1956-06-24) 24 June 1956 (age 63)
Whitchurch, Shropshire, England
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Rose Ridley
ChildrenFelix
Ned
Evie[source?]
ProfessionLeather industries
WebsiteOwen Paterson official website

He was first elected in the 1997 general election and first entered the shadow cabinet in 2007.

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