***This account was established while Dr Fox was an MP. As Parliament has been dissolved there are no MP's until after the General Election on 7th May 2015***
Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox
Born in East Kilbride in 1961, Liam Fox was educated at St Bride's High School, the largest comprehensive school in Scotland at the time, going on to study medicine at the University of Glasgow.
After graduating, he joined the Royal College of General Practitioners and worked as a Civilian Army Medical Officer as well as a volunteer divisional surgeon for St Johns, before moving to Buckinghamshire and Somerset to work as a GP.
Liam was elected as the Member of Parliament for Woodspring (renamed North Somerset for the 2010 General Election) in 1992. In 1993, he was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Michael Howard, then Home Secretary. In 1994, he became an Assistant Government Whip, being promoted to the position of Senior Government Whip the following year. He was a Minister at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1996 until the 1997 General Election.
In June 1997, Liam was appointed Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on Constitutional Affairs. From 1999 to 2003, he served as Shadow Secretary of State for Heath before being appointed Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party in 2003. Subsequently, from May 2005 to December 2005, he served as Shadow Foreign Secretary, and then as Shadow Secretary of State for Defence from December 2005 to May 2010.
Following the 2010 election, he became Secretary of State for Defence from May 2010 to October 2011. In September 2013, he published his first book, entitled “Rising Tides: Facing the Challenges of a New Era”.
He is married to Jesme who is also a doctor and his interests include skiing, tennis and diving.