David Nicholson (British politician)

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David John Nicholson (born 17 August 1944) is a former Conservative politician in the United Kingdom and was Member of Parliament for Taunton from 1987 to 1997, being elected to the traditional Conservative seat after Edward du Cann left Parliament in 1987 and was elected again in 1992.

He lost the seat in the 1997 General Election to Jackie Ballard by only 2,443 votes with the swing of 4.6% away from the Conservatives small compared to the national average swing.

Before being elected he worked at the Conservative Research Department in the 1970s and 80s.

He is now a consultant at public affairs company Butler Kelly Ltd.[1]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Edward du Cann
Member of Parliament for Taunton
1987–1997
Succeeded by
Jackie Ballard