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Paul William Barry Marsden (born March 18, 1968) is a British politician. He was the Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury and Atcham from 1997 to 2005 and was noted for his difficulties in remaining in the same political party. March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... Shrewsbury and Atcham is a constituency (and a borough - see Shrewsbury and Atcham) represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The UK general election, 1997 was held on 1 May 1997. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Marsden was born in Frodsham, Cheshire and educated at Helsby High School, Mid-Cheshire College, Teesside Polytechnic, the Open University and Newcastle College. Prior to his politicial career, he worked in quality assurance at Taylor Woodrow and the NatWest Bank. He is married with two sons. Frodsham from Frodsham Hill Map sources for Frodsham at grid reference SJ514780 Frodsham is a small market town in the county of Cheshire in North West England. ... This article is about the English county. ... Helsby is a village in the borough of Vale Royal in Cheshire in the North West of England. ... The University of Teesside is a university based in Middlesbrough, England which, as of 2005, has a student body of almost 20,000. ... The Open University (OU) is an open learning university which has students all over the UK and accepted its first students in 1971. ... Taylor Woodrow plc is one of the largest British based housebuilding and general construction companies. ... Old NatWest logo NatWest (formerly the National Westminster Bank) is the United Kingdoms third biggest bank. ...


Marsden was first elected in 1997 as a Labour candidate in a seat which had never previously been held by the party, and retained it in the 2001 general election. He defected to the Liberal Democrats in December 2001, after confrontations with Labour whips over his opposition to military action in Afghanistan. His private life received some coverage in the press when sexually explicit poetry he had written was made public, with speculation that it was written about an affair which he admitted with his researcher; Marsden insisted it was about his wife. 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Labour Party is the principal centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... The UK general election, 2001 was held on 7 June 2001 and was dubbed the quiet landslide by the media. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


In July 2004 Marsden announced that he would not contest the May 2005 general election. He also announced that he had a tumour in his shoulder. On April 5, 2005, within hours of the start of the election campaign, Marsden announced his intention to rejoin the Labour Party. He stated that although he still disagreed with the government over the wars and investment in public services, he could better make his points from within the Party and did not want to see good Labour MPs who shared his views lose their seats. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005 and won by the Labour Party, led by Tony Blair. ... April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The new Labour candidate in Shrewsbury and Atcham, Michael Ion, could not retain the seat in the 2005 general election, losing some votes to the Liberal Democrat candidate, Richard Burt, and letting the Conservative Daniel Kawczynski win the election. The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005 and won by the Labour Party, led by Tony Blair. ... Daniel Robert Kawczynski (born January 24, 1972) is the Conservative Party MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham in Shropshire, England. ...


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PAUL MARSDEN : Encyclopedia Entry (514 words)
Marsden was born in Frodsham, Cheshire and educated at Helsby High School, Mid-Cheshire College, Teesside Polytechnic, the Open University and Newcastle College.
Marsden was first elected at the 1997 general election as a Labour candidate in a seat which had never previously been held by Labour, and retained it at the 2001 election.
In July 2004 Marsden announced that he was retiring from politics and would not contest the May 2005 general election.
Paul Marsden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (326 words)
Paul William Barry Marsden (born March 18, 1968) is a British politician.
Marsden was born in Frodsham, Cheshire and educated at Helsby High School, Mid-Cheshire College, Teesside Polytechnic, the Open University and Newcastle College.
Marsden was first elected in 1997 as a Labour candidate in a seat which had never previously been held by the party, and retained it in the 2001 general election.
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