Lee Scott (politician)
|Member of Parliament
for Ilford North
5 May 2005
|Preceded by||Linda Perham|
6 April 1956 |
West Ham, Essex, England
From 1972-82, Scott was a Director of Scott & Fishell. He was a sales executive for Toshiba from 1982-4, for ITT from 1984-6, and for NKR from 1986-8. From 1988-98, he was Campaign Director for the United Jewish Israel Appeal.
He became a professional fundraiser for several notable charities, and has also volunteered with Victim Support. He was selected as the Conservative candidate for Waveney in the 2001 general election but failed to win the seat. He was a councillor in the London Borough of Redbridge.
Member of Parliament
Scott has a special interest in autism and created history when he presented a Private Member's Bill to Parliament dealing with the care of autistic children once they reached adulthood.  He was a member of the Select Committee on transport and is on the Select Committee on Health. In 2008 Scott was shortlisted for the ePolitix Disability Champion Award - for championing the cause of autism in the House of Commons. Scott, Patron of the UK Autism Foundation, was nominated by the charity for his work supporting parents, carers, children and adults with autism and Asperger syndrome across the United Kingdom. He met with Prime Minister Tony Blair and autism campaigner Ivan Corea after he raised the issue of autism in Prime Minister's Questions.
On 9 December 2010 he abstained from voting on the Higher Tutition Fees Bill, which meant he had to resign his position as an aide to the Transport Secretary, Philip Hammond MP. He is consequently perceived as a trustworthy politician by his constituents.
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|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Ilford North