Mr James Cran

Former Conservative MP for Beverley and Holderness

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • International Development Policy (Science) 17 Mar 2005

    Order. I am beginning to think that the hon. Gentleman is wandering wider than the reports under discussion. It is a long time since I have heard the words "international development" or "science and technology" linked together.
  • International Development Policy (Science) 17 Mar 2005

    Order. I simply wanted to say, lest somebody follows suit, that under our rules it is not permissible to refer to strangers.
  • International Development Policy (Science) 17 Mar 2005

    Order. Would you resume your seat once again, Dr. Turner? I am sorry to interrupt you a second time, but you are turning away from your microphone, and I regret to say that your words of wisdom are not being picked up, so you have to look at the microphone.

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Former Conservative MP for Beverley and Holderness

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Also represented Beverley


Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Defence Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.


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