Paul Stinchcombe

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Paul Stinchcombe
Member of Parliament
for Wellingborough
In office
1 May 1997 – 5 May 2005
Preceded by Peter Fry
Succeeded by Peter Bone
Personal details
Born (1962-04-25) 25 April 1962 (age 55)
Haslemere, Surrey, England
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Suzanne Gardiner
Children 2 sons - Jasper and Zak and 1 daughter, Yasmin
Residence Wellingborough, UK
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge, Harvard Law School
Occupation Barrister

Paul David Stinchcombe QC (born 25 April 1962) is an English barrister and Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom.

Early life[edit]

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?]

Parliamentary career[edit]

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[edit]

Immediately after the election he returned to his profession as a barrister. He was appointed, following the Bar Council's assessment, a QC in 2011. He moved chambers to 39 Essex Street in 2013.

Personal life[edit]

He married Suzanne Gardiner on 7 July 1990. They have two sons and one daughter.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Peter Fry
Member of Parliament for Wellingborough
Succeeded by
Peter Bone