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Stephen Crabb's Biography

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Stephen Crabb was born on 20 January 1973 in Inverness.

He was educated at Tasker Milward comprehensive school in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, where he was raised on a council estate by a single mother, before gaining a first in politics at Bristol University and attending London Business School.

His jobs have included working in communications and policy with London Chamber of Commerce and the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services.

Stephen Crabb was first elected Conservative MP for Preseli Pembrokeshire in 2005, winning it at the second attempt.

Following the 2010 election he was made a Government Whip and was promoted in September 2012 to Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales.

In July 2014 he was promoted again - this time to the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Wales.

On 19 March 2016, he was appointed work and pensions secretary following Iain Duncan Smith's resignation.

Stephen Crabb was part of the losing Remain campaign in the European Union Referendum.

On 30 June 2016, Stephen Crabb launched a leadership bid to be the Conservative Party leader (and therefore Prime Minister) on a joint ticket with Business Secretary Sajid Javid.

On 5 July, after the first ballot of Conservative MPs, Stephen Crabb came fourth of the five candidates and decided to drop out of the contest, giving his backing to Theresa May.

After Mrs May's election, Stephen Crabb resigned from the Cabinet "in the best interests of my family".

It had emerged that he had sent sexually explicit messages to a young woman during the EU referendum.

He has run the London Marathon multiple times.

In 2013, he voted against same-sex marriage legislation for England and Wales.

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