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Dr. Liam Fox's Biography

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Dr Liam Fox was born on 22 September 1961 in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire.

He was educated at St Bride's High School, East Kilbride, and studied medicine at Glasgow University, where he became president of the University’s Conservative and Unionist Association.

He went on to work as a GP.

In 1987 Liam Fox contested but lost the Roxburgh and Berwickshire constituency, however he was elected as the Member of Parliament for Woodspring (renamed North Somerset in 2010) in April 1992.

In 1993, Liam Fox was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Michael Howard.

In the following year, he was appointed an Assistant Government Whip.

In 1995, he was promoted to Senior Government Whip.

The following year, he became a Minister in the Foreign Office.

In 1997, after the Conservatives lost the election, Fox became Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on Constitutional Affairs.

His other roles in opposition were shadow Secretary of State for Health, Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party, shadow Foreign Secretary, and shadow Secretary of State for Defence.

In 2005, he came third in the Conservative Party leadership contest which was won by David Cameron.

In the same year he married a fellow doctor, Jesme.

In 2010, Dr Liam Fox was appointed Secretary of State for Defence by Prime Minister David Cameron, however he resigned the following year after he was found to have breached the ministerial code over his working relationship with his best man Adam Werrity.

He was also ordered to repay £3,000 of expenses for allowing Adam Werritty to live rent-free at his home.

He had also allowed Werrity, to take up an undeclared role in which he attended meetings at the Ministry of Defence without obtaining security clearance.

In 2016, he stood again for leader of the Conservative Party following the resignation of the Prime Minister David Cameron. This time he came last of the five candidates.

Fox had been a keen campaigner for the successful Leave campaign in the European Union Referendum.

In July 2016, the new Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Liam Fox as Secretary of State for International Trade.

He is a friend of Natalie Imbruglia.

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