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 was President of the National Conservative Convention in 2005, and therefore hosted the 2005 Conservative Party Conference.
- Times Guide to the House of Commons, Times Newspapers Limited, 1997
- Rulemakers who rarely rebel The Times 24 May 2005
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Paul Marland
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for West Gloucestershire
1979 – 1997
|Party political offices|
|President of the National Conservative Convention
March 2005 - April 2006
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