|Member of Parliament
1 May 1997 – 6 May 2010
|Preceded by||David Shaw|
|Succeeded by||Charlie Elphicke|
27 April 1943 |
Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, UK
Early life and education
Prosser was born in 1943 in Swansea. He went to Dunvant Secondary Modern School, then to Swansea Technical School. At Swansea Technical College he got a National Diploma in mechanical engineering.
He began his career in engineering as a Merchant Navy cadet engineer, from 1960-4, then worked as a seagoing engineer for BP from 1964-7, and Blue Funnel Line from 1967-71. He was chief engineer for BR Shipping from 1971-4 (during which period he married), then a test and guarantee engineer for John Kincaid of Greenock from 1974-77. He was a port engineer for Aramco in Saudi Arabia from 1977-8, then chief engineer for Anscar from 1978-9, and Sealink Ferries from Dover from 1979-92.
Career in politics
In 1987 Prosser was elected to Dover District Council, and was also a Kent County Councillor. From 1993 to 1996 he was a social survey interviewer for the British Civil Service. In May 1997 he was elected Member of Parliament for Dover.
He married in 1972. He and his wife have one son and two daughters.
- Gwyn Prosser MP official site
- Gwyn Prosser: Electoral history and profile - Politics - guardian.co.uk
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Gwyn Prosser
- TheyWorkForYou.com - Gwyn Prosser MP
- BBC Democracy Live - Your representatives - Gwyn Prosser
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