|Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Water, Forestry, Resource Management and Rural Affairs|
7 October 2013 – 8 May 2015
|Preceded by||David Heath|
|Succeeded by||Rory Stewart|
|Member of Parliament
for North Cornwall
5 May 2005 – 30 March 2015
|Preceded by||Paul Tyler|
|Succeeded by||Scott Mann|
23 July 1975 |
|Political party||Liberal Democrat|
|Children||2 sons, 1 daughter|
|Alma mater||University of Wales, Aberystwyth|
Daniel John Rogerson (born 23 July 1975, St Austell) is a British Liberal Democrat politician. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for North Cornwall from the 2005 general election until his defeat at the 2015 general election. In October 2013, he became the Liberal Democrat Minister at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, holding the office until losing his Parliamentary seat to Conservative candidate Scott Mann.
Early life and career
Born in Cornwall, Rogerson grew up in Bodmin, attending Bodmin College (comprehensive school), before studying Politics at the University of Wales Aberystwyth. Whilst a student, Rogerson worked at the Proper Cornish pasty factory in Bodmin.
He worked at Bedford Borough Council before being elected to the Council himself in 1999 for the ward of Kingsbook. He served as councillor, and later Deputy Group Leader, until 2002. Following his election as a local councillor he worked in University administration.
Rogerson first stood for Parliament in 2001, contesting the North East Bedfordshire seat, increasing the Liberal Democrats' share of the vote by 2.1%.
In 2005 he was elected for the North Cornwall seat and used the Cornish language during the swearing of allegiance in Parliament along with Andrew George in an effort to support the preservation of Cornish identity and culture. In 2006 Rogerson asked the government to make 5 March a public holiday in Cornwall to recognise celebrations for St Piran's Day.
Rogerson is chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on cheese, and opposed Ofcom's inclusion of cheese in its new regulations restricting television advertising of junk foods to children aged under 16.
He is also a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on religious education.
He was appointed the co-chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Committee for Education, Families and Young People in July 2010.
In the 2010 general election Dan Rogerson successfully held his seat in North Cornwall with a majority of 6.36%. He repeated his parliamentary oath in Cornish as he did after the previous election.
He married Heidi Purser in August 1999 in Bodmin. They have two sons and one daughter.
- http://www.libdemvoice.org/liberal-democrats-hold-kingsbrook-bedford-borough-council-17132.html Lib Dems Hold Kingsbrook Ward
- St Piran holiday plea for county BBC News Online, published 2 March 2006, retrieved 26 December 2007
- Rogerson calls for revision of advertising restrictions on cheese danrogerson.org, published 22 January 2007, retrieved 24 November 2008
- UK Parliament website: Parliamentary Groups database, accessed 18 November 2012
- 14 July 2009 – Dan Rogerson proposes Cornish Assembly
- Liberal Democrat Shadow Ministers
- http://www.danrogerson.org/2007/03/20/wadebridge-school-students-visit-parliament/ danrogerson.org, published 20 March 2009, Wadebridge School Students Visit Parliament, retrieved 20 January 2010
- "2010 election, Cornwall North". BBC. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
- "Cornwall North". The Daily Telegraph (London).
- "MPs swear Oath of Allegiance in Cornish". Maga Kernow. 24 May 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2010.
- Dan Rogerson MP official constituency website
- Profile at the Liberal Democrats
- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Contributions in Parliament at Hansard 1803–2005
- Current session contributions in Parliament at Hansard
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
- Profile at Westminster Parliamentary Record
- Profile at BBC News Democracy Live
- Cornish Assembly official website
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for North Cornwall