Don Foster MP – Department for Communities and Local Government, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
Department for Communities and Local Government, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
|Marital Status:||Married, two children and three grandchildren|
|Education:||Lancaster Royal Grammar School, Keele University, Bath University.|
Don Foster was elected as MP for the Bath constituency in the April 1992 General Election when he defeated Chris Patten with a majority of 3,768. He was re-elected in 1997, 2001, 2005 and 2010.
Don was born in 1947 and was educated at Lancaster Royal Grammar School, Keele University (BA Hons. in Physics and Psychology) and Bath University (MA in Education).
Don is a former President of Liberal Democrat Youth and Students and of the British Youth Council. He is a former member of the Education and Employment Select Committee.
In 2010, Don was appointed Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Policy Committee on Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport.
In 2012, Don was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Department for Communities and Local Government
Don was a science teacher, an education lecturer at Bristol University and a management consultant with Pannell Kerr Forster.
2012 - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Department for Communities and Local Government - responsibility for Community Cohesion
December 2005 to 2010: Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport;
2007 to 2010: Shadow Minister for the Olympics;
2002 to 2003: Shadow Transport Secretary;
2001 to 2002: Shadow Secretary of State DTLR;
1999 to 2001: Shadow Secretary of State DETR;
1992 to 2001: Spokesman on Education and Employment.
Listening to Bob Dylan and classical music, watching films, sport and reading.