Peter Aldous

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Peter Aldous
Member of Parliament
for Waveney
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Bob Blizzard
Majority 769 (1.5%)
Personal details
Born (1961-08-26) 26 August 1961 (age 53)
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Residence Halesworth
Alma mater University of Reading
Occupation MP
Profession Chartered Surveyor

Peter James Guy Aldous[1] (born 26 August 1961[2]) is a Conservative Party politician in England. A former local councillor, he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Waveney constituency in Suffolk since winning the seat at the 2010 general election.

Personal life[edit]

Harrow School

Peter Aldous was born in Ipswich, Suffolk[2] but has lived in the north of the county for the majority of his life.[3] His family own farms near Ipswich and the market town of Halesworth.[1] He was educated at Harrow School and graduated from the University of Reading with a degree in Land Management in 1982.[2]

Before his election Aldous was as a chartered surveyor in Norwich.[1][2] He is a keen squash player and has been an Ipswich Town F.C. season ticket holder for several years.[3]

Political career[edit]

Aldous was elected as a councillor to Waveney District Council in 1999, serving until 2002.[2] He was a member of Suffolk County Council between 2001 and 2005[2][3] and was Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group from 2002 until 2005.[3][4]

Aldous was selected to contest the 2005 general election as the Conservative Party candidate for Waveney but lost to the sitting Labour Party Member of Parliament Bob Blizzard by a majority of 5,915.[5] He contested the seat again at the 2010 general election, this time obtaining 40.2% of the overall vote and generating a 6.8% swing from Labour to Conservative, enough to win the seat by a majority of 769.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b c Peter Aldous - Declaration of Interests, 2010-04-14. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  2. ^ a b c d e f ‘ALDOUS, Peter’, Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 31 Dec 2012
  3. ^ a b c d Peter Aldous, Conservatives. Retrieved 2011-05-13.
  4. ^ a b Guardian Unlimited Politics — Peter Aldous: Electoral history and profile, The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-05-13.
  5. ^ a b Waveney, The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-05-13.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Bob Blizzard
Member of Parliament for Waveney