Philip Hammond

Born Dec 4, 1955

For the medical commentator and comedian, see Phil Hammond. Philip Hammond File:Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Defence.

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1955 Birth Born on December 4, 1955.


1977 21 Years Old Hammond joined the medical equipment manufacturers Speywood Laboratories Ltd in 1977, becoming a director of Speywood Medical Limited in 1981.
1983 27 Years Old He left in 1983 and, from 1984, served as a director in Castlemead Ltd.


1991 35 Years Old Hammond married Susan Carolyn Williams-Walker on 29 June 1991. … Read More
1993 37 Years Old From 1993 to 1995, he was a partner in CMA Consultants and, from 1994, a director in Castlemead Homes. … Read More
1995 39 Years Old He undertook various consulting assignments in Latin America for the World Bank in Washington, D.C., and was a consultant to the Government of Malawi from 1995 until his election to Parliament. … Read More


He was elected to the House of Commons at the 1997 general election for the newly created Surrey seat of Runnymede and Weybridge. … Read More
2001 45 Years Old He was moved to become spokesman for Trade and Industry by Iain Duncan Smith in 2001, and later transferred to Shadow Minister for Local Government and Regions by Michael Howard in 2002.
2005 49 Years Old 1 More Event
Howard promoted Hammond to the Shadow Cabinet following the 2005 general election as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury.


2010 54 Years Old Hammond was appointed Secretary of State for Transport following the formation of the Coalition Government on 12 May 2010, a position he held until 14 October 2011.
On 28 September 2011, he announced that the Government was to initiate a consultation on plans to raise the speed limit on motorways from 70 mph to 80 mph, with a view to introducing the new limit in 2013. … Read More
The £38 billion "black hole" in MoD finances has been "dealt with" and the Department's "hand to mouth existence will come to an end", Hammond stated in February 2012. … Read More
2013 57 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2013, Hammond abstained as one of four Cabinet Ministers not to vote in favour of gay marriage.
2014 58 Years Old 1 More Event
On 15 July 2014, Hammond was appointed Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary. … Read More
In March 2015, Hammond stated that Britain would support the Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen "in every practical way short of engaging in combat."


Hammond described the United Nations findings regarding the detention of Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy in London on 6 February 2016 as "ridiculous". … Read More
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