Paul Marland

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Paul Marland (born 19 March 1940) is a British Conservative politician.

Political career[edit]

Marland became a Member of Parliament on his third attempt by gaining the marginal seat of West Gloucestershire from Labour in 1979, he was the first Conservative MP for the seat, the other members having been Labour since the seat's creation in 1950. He had fought the seat in each 1974 election, as well as Bedwellty in United Kingdom general election, 1970.

He served until 1997 when the seat was abolished by boundary changes, as a result he stood in the new Forest of Dean constituency, but was defeated by Labour's Diana Organ.

He was President of the National Conservative Convention in 2005, and therefore hosted the 2005 Conservative Party Conference.[1]


  1. ^ Rulemakers who rarely rebel The Times 24 May 2005

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Watkinson
Member of Parliament for West Gloucestershire
Constituency abolished
Party political offices
Preceded by
Richard Stephenson
President of the National Conservative Convention
March 2005 - April 2006
Succeeded by
Stephen Castle