Liam Fox

Politician and Member of the Shadow Cabinet
Born Sep 22, 1961

Liam Fox is a British Conservative politician, Member of Parliament for North Somerset, and former Secretary of State for Defence. Fox studied medicine at the University of Glasgow and worked as a GP and Civilian Army Medical Officer before being elected as an MP in 1992.… Read More

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1961 Birth Born on September 22, 1961.


1984 22 Years Old Fox contested the Hairmyres Ward of East Kilbride District Council in May 1984, coming second (210 votes) to the incumbent Labour councillor, Ed McKenna. … Read More
1987 25 Years Old His first attempt to get elected as an MP for a Scottish constituency ended in failure when he contested Roxburgh and Berwickshire in the 1987 general election.


1992 - 1995 4 More Events
1996 34 Years Old 1 More Event
He was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1996 to 1997.
1997 35 Years Old In June 1997, Fox was appointed Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on Constitutional Affairs and joined the Shadow Cabinet in 1998 as the principal spokesman for Constitutional Affairs.
1998 36 Years Old Fox studied medicine at the University of Glasgow and worked as a GP and Civilian Army Medical Officer before being elected as an MP. After holding several ministerial roles under John Major, Fox served as Constitutional Affairs Spokesman from 1998 to 1999, Shadow Health Secretary from 1999 to 2003, Chair of the Conservative Party from 2003 to 2005, Shadow Foreign Secretary in 2005 and Shadow Defence Secretary from 2005 to 2010.
1999 37 Years Old Between 1999 and 2003 he was the Shadow Secretary of State for Health.


2003 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In November 2003, Fox was appointed campaign manager for Michael Howard following the no-confidence vote against the Conservative's party leader, Iain Duncan Smith.
On 10 June 2005, he announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Jesme Baird, a doctor who works at the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and is an alumna of the University of Glasgow. They married at St Margaret's Church opposite Parliament on 17 December 2005.
2008 46 Years Old When asked about the controversy in 2008, Fox remarked that "fortunately most of us have progressed from the days when we were students more than a quarter of a century ago".
2009 47 Years Old In the 2009 expenses scandal, he was the Shadow Cabinet Minister found to have the largest over-claim on expenses, and as a result was forced to repay the most money.
Fox was appointed as Secretary of State for Defence in the cabinet of David Cameron on 12 May 2010 and that weekend flew out to Afghanistan with the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, and the International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, to see first hand the issues facing the troops based there.
In February 2011 Fox launched an attack on "ballooning" spending in his own department as figures show projects are running at least £8.8 billion over budget. … Read More


However in 2013 Fox regarded economic sanctions on Iran as "one occasion where sanctions are working". … Read More
Fox said: "It has always been our aim to be successful in the mission and the mission has always said that the Afghan national security forces would be able to deal with their own security by 2014. … Read More
…  Army numbers will fall to 95,500 by 2015 – 7,000 fewer than today – but ground forces will continue to have vital operational role in the future, he said.
Upon Theresa May becoming Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in July 2016, Fox was appointed Secretary of State for International Trade. … Read More
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