Gordon Banks (politician)
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|Member of Parliament |
for Ochil and South Perthshire
5 May 2005 – 30 March 2015
|Preceded by||Constituency Created|
|Succeeded by||Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh|
14 June 1955|
Acomb, Northumberland, England
|Alma mater||University of Stirling|
Banks was born in Acomb, Northumberland and educated at the Lornshill Academy in Alloa and then the Glasgow College of Building. He later obtained a degree in History and Politics from the University of Stirling.
He has worked in the construction industry for 31 years, and formed his own building supplies business in 1986.
Member of Parliament
Shortly after his election, Banks became a member of the Regulatory Reform Committee, the Unopposed Bills (Panel) Committee, the Scottish Affairs Committee and the Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee. In May 2006, he became a PPS to James Purnell, and subsequently left the Scottish and Northern Ireland committees.
In October 2010, he was appointed as one of the Shadow Ministers of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. He resigned from this role in April 2011 in order to concentrate on his constituency duties.
He was defeated by Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh of the Scottish National Party at the 2015 General Election.
Banks is married with two children. He is a member of the Coeliac Society.
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|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Ochil and South Perthshire