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Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland electors are represented by 10 parliamentary seats. Labour hold the three Leicester City constituencies, Loughborough and Leicestershire North West. The Conservatives hold the five county seats of Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Rutland & Melton and Hinckley & Bosworth

Andrew Robathan
Andrew Robathan
Constituency Blaby
MP Andrew Robathan
Party Conservative
Majority 6,209 (13%)

Andrew Robathan was born in 1951 and educated at Northwood in London and Oriel College, Oxford.

He joined the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, served as a regular officer in the Coldstream Guards from 1974 to 1989, and rejoined the army for the duration of the Gulf War in 1991.

He speaks French and German, and enjoys mountain walking, skiing, wildlife and shooting. Married with two children, he is a Freeman of the City of London.

2001 election results for Blaby

David Tredinnick
David Tredinnick
Constituency Bosworth
MP David Tredinnick
Party Conservative
Majority 2,280 (5.1%)

David Tredinnick has been a trainee stockbroker, an IT consultant, a communications consultant, and a property company manager. He was born in 1950 and educated at Eton, Oxford University, and Cape Town University.

He served as a second Lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards (1968-71), and his hobbies include golf, skiing, tennis, windsurfing and sailing.

He has a particular interest in research into complementary medicine.

David Tredinnick's constituents can contact him by email at

2001 election results for Bosworth

Stephen Dorrell
Stephen Dorrell
Constituency Charnwood
MP Stephen Dorrell
Party Conservative
Majority 7,739 (16%)

Born in 1952, and educated locally at Uppingham School, Stephen Dorrell went to Brasenose College, Oxford.

He is married with three sons. He was a director of his family’s industrial clothing firm from 1975 until 1987, and was chairman of the Millennium Commission in 1994 and 1995.

His recreational interests include reading and visiting the theatre. He served in the last Conservative Government in the Health and Heritage Ministries.

Constituents can contact Stephen Dorrell by email at

2001 election results for Charnwood

Edward Garnier
Edward Garnier
Constituency Harborough
MP Edward Garnier
Party Conservative
Majority 5,252 (11.3%)

Edward Garnier is a QC and a practising barrister. He was born in 1952, and educated at Wellington College and Jesus College, Oxford, before studying law at the College of Law in London.

In the former Conservative Government he was Secretary and Vice-Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

He has published three books, speaks French, and lists shooting, cricket, tennis, skiing and opera amongst his recreational interests. He is married with three children.

2001 election results for Harborough

Keith Vaz
Keith Vaz
Constituency Leicester East
MP Keith Vaz
Party Labour
Majority 13,442 (33.1%)

Keith Vaz was born in Goa, and educated in Aden and London. He is a graduate of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and the College of Law in London.

He was born in 1956, and is a barrister by profession. Keith Vaz actively supports the Leicester and South Leicestershire RSPCA and Gingerbread.

He serves on the National Advisory Committee of Crime Concern, and since 1993 has been Chair of the City 2020 Urban Policy Commission.

He is the co-author of Law Reform Now, published in 1996. Following a bout of illness, Mr Vaz lost his post as Minister for Europe shortly after the 2001 General Election.

2001 election results for Leicester East

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