Neil Balfour
British politician
Neil Balfour
Neil Roxburgh Balfour is a British merchant banker and financier who had a second career as a politician.
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Poor rapeseed crop sends Landkom shares plunging - Agrimoney.com
Google News - over 5 years
Neil Balfour, the Landkom chairman, said the London-listed group was "now reviewing strategic options" after a "disappointing" rapeseed harvest which, at 1.75 tonnes per hectare, produced a yield "below the board's expectations"
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Пише: Александар Павић - ВИДОВДАН.ОРГ
Google News - over 5 years
(1) (1) Коришћени извори: Neil Balfour and Sally Mackay, Paul of Yugoslavia – Britain's Maligned Friend, London, Hamish Hamilton 1980; Јован Качаки, Краљеубиство у Марсељу, Београд, Жагор 2004; Милослав Самарџић, Дража и општа историја четничког
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Animal cruelty case adjourned - New Zealand Herald
Google News - over 5 years
In 2007, the SPCA found 161 cats and 87 dogs it alleged were mistreated at a Heretaunga Rd property between Woodville and Dannevirke, owned by David Neil Balfour, and his wife Daryl Kirsty Reid Balfour. David and Daryl Balfour each pleaded not guilty
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I was retching says SPCA inspector - Hawke's Bay Today
Google News - almost 6 years
In 2007, the SPCA found 161 cats and 87 dogs it alleged were mistreated at a Heretaunga Rd property between Woodville and Dannevirke, owned by David Neil Balfour and his wife Daryl Kirsty Reid Balfour. The couple have each pleaded not guilty to four
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Animal breeders' cruelty case starts - New Zealand Herald
Google News - almost 6 years
In 2007, the SPCA found 161 cats and 87 dogs it alleged were mistreated at a property between Woodville and Dannevirke, owned by David Neil Balfour and his wife Daryl Kirsty Reid Balfour. David and Daryl Balfour have each pleaded not guilty to four
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CONSERVATIVES SUFFER REVERSES IN LOCAL ELECTIONS
NYTimes - almost 31 years
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party suffered severe reverses in local government election results throughout Britain early today, but appeared to be winning one of two closely contested parliamentary seats. The narrow victory apparently won in West Derbyshire by Patrick McLoughlin, a 28-year-old former coal miner who crossed union
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Neil Balfour
    FIFTIES
  • 2000
    Age 55
    In 2000 he wrote a letter to The Spectator in which he declared "as a committed Europhile" that the best solution would be to allow Britain to opt in to EU laws it liked, and supported the call from Conrad Black for Britain to negotiate membership of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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  • 1999
    Age 54
    In 1999 he became involved with the emerging Polish market as a Director of Mostostal Warszawa SA, serving as Chief Executive Officer from 2000 to 2002.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1986
    Age 41
    John Spence, the Conservative MP for Ryedale (part of his former European Parliament constituency), died in 1986, and Balfour was selected to defend the seat in a by-election.
    More Details Hide Details The by-election took place at a time when the Conservatives were unpopular and the Liberals nominated a popular local teacher, Elizabeth Shields. On polling day, Shields won the seat comfortably. Balfour returned to merchant banking, and from 1991 was Chairman of Mermaid Overseas Ltd.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1983
    Age 38
    He had been appointed Chairman of the York Trust Ltd in 1983, which later became York Mount Group.
    More Details Hide Details However, he did not give up Parliamentary ambitions.
  • 1982
    Age 37
    In December 1982, he made an impressive speech attacking the MEPs voting to withdraw a budget rebate for the United Kingdom that had been accepted by the European Council.
    More Details Hide Details However, the next year, he led a more moderate group in supporting a short freeze in payment of the rebate because he worried that opposing it would lead the Parliament to vote to stop payments altogether. Balfour stood down at the 1984 European Parliament election.
  • 1981
    Age 36
    In the European Parliament, Balfour concentrated on trade policy. He attacked member state governments for lacking any will to remove state aids to industry and to institute free trade. As budget spokesman for the Conservative MEPs, he attacked the European Community's budgeting process but, in October 1981, joined with other Conservative MEPs in signing a letter calling on the UK to join the European Monetary System.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1974
    Age 29
    In the October 1974 general election he fought Hayes and Harlington, and he was elected to the European Parliament in the 1979 European Parliament elections from the Yorkshire North constituency.
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    After fighting Chester-le-Street again in the February 1974 general election, Balfour moved jobs to join the European Banking Co.
    More Details Hide Details Ltd as an assistant manager. He served as an Executive Director from 1980 to 1983.
  • 1969
    Age 24
    In 1969, Balfour married HRH Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, the only daughter of Prince Paul of Yugoslavia. She bore him one son, Their marriage fell apart and they were divorced in 1978. However, Balfour wrote a sympathetic official biography of his father-in-law in 1980, called Paul of Yugoslavia: Britain's Maligned Friend. Balfour remarried in 1978 to Serena Mary Churchill Russell, niece of the Duke of Marlborough.
    More Details Hide Details She bore him two children, Neil had another son, He also has two stepdaughters, Morgan Alexandra McConnell (born 1973) and Lucinda Mary McConnell (born 1975). Balfour was the Conservative Party candidate at the Chester-le-Street by-election in 1973, a seat that it had little chance of winning. Balfour was candid about his chances but hoped to come a strong second, despite his campaign being based in a caravan in a garden. In the event, the Conservative vote collapsed to the Liberals and he lost his deposit; the Labour campaign accused the Liberals of dirty tricks but regarded Balfour as an honourable opponent.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Born
    Born in 1944.
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