|Member of Parliament
1 May 1997 – 5 May 2005
|Preceded by||Peter Fry|
|Succeeded by||Peter Bone|
25 April 1962 |
Haslemere, Surrey, England
|Children||2 sons - Jasper and Zak and 1 daughter, Yasmin|
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Cambridge, Harvard Law School|
Stinchcombe went to the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe. At Trinity College, Cambridge, he studied Law, gaining a double first MA. He went to Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, gaining a LLM. He became a barrister, working alongside Cherie Blair, specialising in environmental law. He was a councillor in the London Borough of Camden. He is a Christian Socialist who used Biblical imagery in his speeches, being also a speechwriter for Tony Blair as Prime Minister.[when?]
He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wellingborough from 1997 until the 2005 general election when he lost his seat to Peter Bone of the Conservative Party. He had gained the seat from Peter Fry. His election was one of Labour's most surprise victories, with Stinchcombe only winning the seat by a small majority of 187 votes. In 2001 he joined the Commons environment, food and rural affairs select committee.
Career at the bar
He married Suzanne Gardiner on 7 July 1990. They have two sons and one daughter.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Paul Stinchcombe
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|Member of Parliament for Wellingborough
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