Christine Butler

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Christine Butler
Member of Parliament
for Castle Point (1997–2001)
In office
2 May 1997 – 7 June 2001
Preceded by Bob Spink
Succeeded by Bob Spink
Personal details
Born (1943-12-14) 14 December 1943 (age 71)
Nelson, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Robert Butler (m. 1964)
Children 3 sons

Christine Margaret Butler (born Christine Margaret Smith on 14 December 1943 in Nelson, Lancashire) is a politician in the United Kingdom.

Early life[edit]

She attended Nelson Grammar School (became Walton High School in 1972) on Oxford Road in Nelson, then Middlesex Polytechnic, where she gained a BA.[1] She worked in the pharmaceutical industry then the NHS.

Parliamentary career[edit]

She was elected Labour Party member of Parliament for Castle Point in Essex in 1997, but lost her seat in the 2001 election, to Robert Spink, the man she had defeated in 1997, by under 1,000 votes.

Personal life[edit]

She married Robert Butler in 1964 in Uxbridge. They have three sons.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Spink
Member of Parliament for Castle Point
Succeeded by
Robert Spink