The Right Honourable Iain Duncan Smith, MP, Leader of the Conservative party, 2001–2003. Iain Duncan Smith attended RMA Sandhurst and from 1975–1981 he was commissioned in the Scots Guards. He was elected MP for Chingford in 1992–1997 then for Chingford and Wood Green since 1997. It was during his post as assistant to Major General Sir John Acland in Rhodesia overseeing the monitoring force disarming guerillas and preparing for democratic elections that he became impressed by the idea of a political career.
London-born Paul Benney worked as a carpenter and musician before travelling to New York in 1982 where he began his career as an artist. One of Benney's most known works is his group portrait of the Supreme Court in Jerusalem which has become known as a State Portrait of Israel.
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