Richard Charles Scrimgeour Shepherd (born 6 December 1942) is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. Events 1060 - Béla I of Hungary is crowned king of Hungary 1240 - Mongol invasion of Rus: Kiev Year 1942 ( MCMXLII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is a Political party in the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located
Shepherd was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, and educated at Isleworth Grammar School (now Isleworth and Syon School) on Ridgeway Road in Isleworth and at the London School of Economics receiving a BSc in Economics, where he studied with and became a friend of Robert Kilroy-Silk. Aberdeen ( pronounced; Aiberdeen Obar Dheathain is Scotland 's third most populous city and one of Scotland's 32 local government council Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Isleworth and Syon School is an all-male secondary comprehensive with sixth form (for boys aged 11 to 18 in Hounslow, Greater London, England. Isleworth (ˈaɪzəlwɜːθ is a suburb located in the London Borough of Hounslow alongside the River Thames in West London. The London School of Economics and Political Science, more commonly referred to as The London School of Economics or LSE, is a specialist college of the A Bachelor of Science ( BS, BSc or BSc in the UK; less commonly S Robert Michael Kilroy-Silk (born 19 May 1942) is an English Politician, independent Member of the European Parliament and a former At the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in the United States, he received an MSc in Economics. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A Master of Science ( Latin: Magister Scientiæ; abbreviated MSc, M He was a director of the retail food businesses Partridges of Sloane Street and Shepherd Foods in London, then was an underwriter at Lloyd's of London from 1974-94. For the film see Lloyd's of London (film. Lloyd's of London is a British Insurance market
He contested Nottingham East in February 1974. Nottingham East is a Borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. He was formerly an assistant to Sir Teddy Taylor and has been Member of Parliament for Aldridge-Brownhills since 1979. Sir Edward MacMillan Taylor, usually Teddy Taylor (born 18 April 1937) is a British politician and was a Conservative Member A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a Parliament. Aldridge-Brownhills is a Constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) He was selected as Backbencher of the Year in 1985 and the Spectator's Parliamentarian of the Year in 1995, and in 1989, he was identified by a Mori poll of his fellow MPs to be one of the ten most effective MPs currently sitting in Parliament. For other uses see Spectator. The Spectator is a weekly British Magazine first published on 6 July He takes no notice of his party Whips, always voting how he wants.
One of the biggest moments of Shepherd's career occurred in 1988 when he introduced his Protection of Official Information Bill  which was to replace parts of the Official Secrets Act. The Official Secrets Act is any of several Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom for the protection of official information mainly related to National The government introduced a three line whip, a rare move at the time, which called on its MPs to vote against the bill, introduced by one of their own. Whip is a role in party-based politics whose primary purpose is to ensure control of the formal decision-making process in a parliamentary legislature This brought considerable debate at the time both in parliament and the media. It was defeated.
He was one of the Maastricht rebels and is known to have libertarian leanings. The Maastricht Rebels were British Members of Parliament (MPs belonging to the then governing Conservative Party who refused to support the government of John Libertarianism is a term used by a broad spectrum of political philosophies which prioritize individual Liberty and seek to minimize or even abolish the He had close links to fellow Maastricht rebels Nicholas Budgen and Christopher Gill, even giving the eulogy at Budgen's funeral at Lichfield Cathedral. The Maastricht Rebels were British Members of Parliament (MPs belonging to the then governing Conservative Party who refused to support the government of John Nicholas William Budgen ( November 3, 1937 &ndash October 26, 1998) often called Nick Budgen, was a British Christopher John Frederick Gill (born October 28, 1936) is a politician in the United Kingdom. A eulogy is a speech or writing in Praise of a person or thing Lichfield Cathedral is situated in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England.
He is single. He has been President of Walsall Football Club. Walsall Football Club are an English football club based in Walsall, West Midlands, currently playing in League One.