|Rowen during the 2009 Liberal Democrat Party Conference|
|Member of Parliament
5 May 2005 – 6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Lorna Fitzsimons|
|Succeeded by||Simon Danczuk|
11 May 1955 |
Rochdale, Lancashire, England
|Political party||Liberal Democrat|
|Alma mater||University of Nottingham|
|Website||Paul Rowen MP|
Paul John Rowen (born 11 May 1955) is a British Liberal Democrat politician. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Rochdale from 2005 until the 2010 general election, when he was defeated by Labour Party candidate Simon Danczuk.
Early life and career
Born in Rochdale, Rowen went to the Bishop Henshaw RC Memorial High School (became St Cuthbert's RC High School in 1989 when Rochdale scrapped its three-tier system) on Shaw Road in Rochdale. From the University of Nottingham, he graduated with a BSc in Chemistry and Geology in 1976. From 1977-80, he taught Science at Kimberley School in Nottinghamshire. From 1980-6, he was Head of Chemistry at St Albans RC High School, Warren Lane in Oldham (now closed), then Head of Science at Our Ladys RC High School from 1986-90. From 1990-2005, he was Deputy Headteacher of Yorkshire Martyrs Catholic College on Westgate Hill Street in Tong, West Yorkshire.
He is also a paid director of a Ugandan property company called Corinya.
Rowen lists on his website that he enjoys hill-walking, travel and reading.
He is a practising Catholic.
Notes and references
- "Its primary example was the Rochdale constituency in the May general election – when a non-religious politician ... was defeated by a pro-life Catholic, Paul Rowen" (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/content/article_050929godandthepoliticians.shtml)
- About us - The Beveridge Group 2007-10-28
- About Paul Rowen - paulrowen.co.uk
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