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Amanda Folkestone
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Name: Amanda (née Hollander) Folkestone
Avatar: Maria Lohela
Constituency: Bath

Date of Birth: 19 July 1976
Gender: Female
Sexuality: Heterosexual
Religion: Anglican
Class: Upper-middle class
Spouse: Duncan Folkestone
Children: Ambrose (b. 2003), Persephone (b. 2005), Felicity (b. 2008)
Education: 
Pembroke College, Oxford (B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics)
Westminster School
British School of Brussels
Career:
Member of Parliament for Bath (2010-present)
Research Associate, Lloyds Bank (2003-2010)
Research Associate, Center for Policy Studies (1999-2003)
Party and Faction: Conservative Party (Bow Group)
The Rt Hon. Amanda Folkestone, MP
Secretary of State for Public Services (2016-present)
Member of Parliament for Bath (2010-present)
Conservative and Unionist Party | Bow Group
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Welcome O' Great One.

Or more accurately Welcome Back! Shame no Willoughbae!
Rt. Hon. Adam Shields
Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs (Feb 2016 -)
Member of Parliament for Portsmouth North - Conservative (Bow Group)
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Hell yeah.
The Rt. Hon. Sir Jonathan Horncastle, GBE MP
Conservative Party, Tory Reform Group
Secretary of State for Environment, Transport, and the Regions (2016-Present)
Chairman of the Conservative Party (2016-Present)
MP for Chelsea and Fulham (2005-present, previously MP for Hammersmith and Fulham)
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (2015-2016)
Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party (2014-2015)
Deputy Chief Whip (2013-2015)
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Welcome back.
William Flanagan
Leader of the Labour Party
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Transport and Regions
MP for Scunthorpe 2010 - Present
Open Labour

Formerly 
Shadow Home Secretary 2016
Shadow Secretary of State for Public Services 2016


"We could manage to survive without money changers and stockbrokers. We should find it harder to do without miners, steel workers and those who cultivate the land." Aneurin Bevan

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Hey!
Rt Hon Dr Daniel George Alexander MP | Conservative and Unionist Party, Tory Reform Group

Member of Parliament for Canterbury (2005 - Incumbent)
Former Leader of the House of Commons & Lord President of the Council
Former Government Chief Whip


Previously: "A nobody backbencher"
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Welcome back Ashcroft
Admin

Speaker of the House
Lord Protector of Her Majesty's Press
Adviser in Chief to the SNP
Man on the Phone in the Progressive Alliance's Phone Box
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Good to be home
The Rt Hon. Amanda Folkestone, MP
Secretary of State for Public Services (2016-present)
Member of Parliament for Bath (2010-present)
Conservative and Unionist Party | Bow Group
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Oh boy, good to see you again Ashcroft.
Ralph Chester, Labour (Socialist Campaign Group)
Member of Parliament for Liverpool West Derby (2005-Present)
Shadow Secretary of State for Public Services (2016-Present)
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Hereeeeee we go!
Harry Newhurn
MP for Salford and Eccles (2010-Present)
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (2016-Present)
Member of the Socialist Campaign Group
Formerly Shadow Minister of State for Social Security (2016)

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Updating to include biography...

Biography:
Amanda Hollander was born to an upper-middle class family in Westminster. Her father, Cyril Hollander, was a diplomat in HM Diplomatic Service, stationed in Belgium. Amanda spent most of her childhood living in Brussels and attended the British School in Brussels. She grew up speaking both English and French. At the age of 16, Hollander returned to England to enter Sixth Form at the Westminster School.

Upon graduating, in 1994, Hollander accepted an offer from Pembroke College, Oxford where she read Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. At Oxford, she was an active member of the Oxford University Conservative Association and The Union, where she regularly attended debates. During the summer of 1996, she worked as an intern for John Patten, the MP for Oxford West and Abingdon. While at Oxford, she also met her future husband, Duncan Folkestone, and the two began dating in the fall of their third year. She graduated from Oxford in 1998 with a First in PPE.

After graduation, Hollander began working as a research associate for the Centre for Policy Studies, the neoliberal think tank founded by Margaret Thatcher and Keith Joseph, focusing on tax policy, and worked to prepare policy reports for Conservative Central Office. In 2002, she married her boyfriend Duncan Folkestone.

Seeing limited career prospects at CPS, however, Hollander – now Folkestone – changed paths, accepting a position as a research associate at Lloyds Bank, preparing research reports for investment purposes. While working at Lloyds, however, she remained involved with Conservative Party activism, canvassing for candidates in the 2005 election.

By the time of the 2010 general election, Folkestone was deeply involved in Conservative activism and was selected to stand as the party's candidate for the Bath constituency. She faced the incumbent Liberal Democrat, Don Foster, and won the seat in a close election.

Since entering Parliament, Folkestone has served a vocal voice on the back benches. A staunch eurosceptic, she was an enthusiastic advocate of Brexit, but has otherwise focused mainly on constituency issues.
The Rt Hon. Amanda Folkestone, MP
Secretary of State for Public Services (2016-present)
Member of Parliament for Bath (2010-present)
Conservative and Unionist Party | Bow Group
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