Mr Alan Hurst

Former Labour MP for Braintree

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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

  • Written Answers — Education and Skills: Construction Industry (Training) 5 Apr 2005

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people were undergoing training in the construction industry in each year from 1975 to 2004.
  • Written Answers — Health: Health Food Supplements 4 Apr 2005

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people in England and Wales using health food supplements.
  • Adjournment (Easter) 24 Mar 2005

    Before I start my speech, I should like to pay tribute to the hon. Member for Rochford and Southend, East (Sir Teddy Taylor), who is retiring. As he and other hon. Members will know, I have had some association with his constituency over a number of years, and I can confirm the enormously high regard in which he is held by people of all political parties. I turn now to a matter that affects...

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Former Labour MP for Braintree

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 11 April 2005 — General election (stood again)


Other offices held in the past

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

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Partner, Law, Hurst and Taylor, Solicitors, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex.

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