Marland became an Member of Parliament on his third attempt by gaining the marginal seat of West Gloucestershire from Labour in 1979, he was the first Conservative MP for the seat, the other members having been Labour since the seat's creation in 1950. He served until 1997 when the seat was abolished by boundary changes, as a result he stood in the new Forest of Dean constituency, but was defeated by Labour's Diana Organ.
He was President of the National Conservative Convention in 2005, and therefore hosted the 2005 Conservative Party Conference.
- Times Guide to the House of Commons, Times Newspapers Limited, 1997
- Rulemakers who rarely rebel The Times May 24, 2005
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Paul Marland
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for West Gloucestershire
1979 – 1997
|Party political offices|
|President of the National Conservative Convention
March 2005 - April 2006
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