Paul Balban

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The Hon.
Paul John Balban
MP
Government Minister
Incumbent
Assumed office
2011
Personal details
Born Gibraltar
Nationality British (Gibraltarian)
Political party Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party (GSLP)
Spouse(s) Gina
Children 3
Alma mater Oxford Brookes University
King's College London
Occupation Politician
Dietitian
Taxi driver
Portfolio Minister for Traffic, Health & Safety and Technical Services
Website Paul Balban at the Government of Gibraltar website

The Hon. Paul John Balban is a Gibraltarian politician, State Registered Dietitian and former taxi driver. He was first elected to the Gibraltar Parliament at the 2011 general elections and is now a Gibraltar Government Minister, member of the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party (GSLP). He is married and has three daughters.

Biography[edit]

Paul Balban is married to wife Gina and has three daughters.[1] For many years, Balban has worked as a taxi driver in Gibraltar,[1] and was treasurer of the Gibraltar Taxi Association Committee.[2] He studied Nutrition & Food Science at Oxford Brookes University and also has a Postgraduate degree in Dietetics from King's College London. He later became a State Registered Dietitian, practicing at Central Clinic, in Horse Barrack Lane, Gibraltar.[1]

Political career[edit]

Balban was nominated for the GSLP Executive in February 2007,[3] and was one of the ten GSLP-Liberal alliance candidates to contest the general elections that year, but failed to be elected as one of the seventeen Members of Parliament.[4] He was elected into government following the general elections of 2011 with 8,281 votes.[5] The newly elected Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, appointed Balban as Minister for Traffic, Health and Safety and Technical Services.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Paul Balban". Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  2. ^ Sonia Golt. 7 Days Gibraltar, ed. "Every Taxi driver locally is Gibraltar's Public Relations". Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  3. ^ The Key, ed. (2007-02-20). "Annual General Meeting of the GSLP". Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  4. ^ Panorama, ed. (2007-10-12). "Close result opens door to 4th term for GSD". Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  5. ^ Pepe Martinez. Campo de Gibraltar, ed. "La Coalición GSLP-LP gana las elecciones generales en Gibraltar" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  6. ^ YGTV, ed. (2011-12-12). "New Government Announces Ministers’ Portfolios Today". Retrieved 2012-10-13. 

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