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About Tim

Beginnings

  • Timothy Paul Loughton, born 30th May, 1962, Eastbourne, Sussex

Education

  • The Priory School, Lewes, Sussex. 1973-1980
  • University of Warwick (BA First Class Honours Classical Civilisation) 1980-1983
  • Clare College, Cambridge (Mesopotamian Archaeology) 1983-84

Married

  • Elizabeth MacLauchlan 1992 One son, two daughters

 Career

  • Fund manager in the City of London with Montagu Loebl Stanley from 1984 (became part of Robert Fleming merchant bank in 1986)
  • Director Fleming Private Asset Management 1992 -2000
  • Member Securities Institute MSi (dip)
  • Member Securities and Futures Association Working Party on Training
  • Non-Executive director Netlink – internet  start-up company 1996-1999

Political Career

  • Selected as Parliamentary Candidate for the new constituency of East Worthing & Shoreham, November 1995
  • Deputy Chairman Battersea Conservative Association, 1993-1996
  • London Area Conservative Executive Committee, 1993-1996
  • Parliamentary Candidate 1992 General Election in Sheffield Brightside against David Blunkett, April 1992
  • Vice Chairman Battersea Conservative Association 1990-1993
  • Candidate Latchmere Ward, Wandsworth Borough Council elections, May 1990
  • Member Cambridge University Conservative Association 1983-1984
  • Secretary Warwick University Conservative Association 1981-1982
  • Vice Chairman, South East Area Young Conservatives 1980-1982
  • Vice Chairman Sussex Young Conservatives 1979-1982
  • Vice Chairman Lewes Constituency Conservative Association 1979-1981
  • Chairman Lewes Young Conservatives, 1978-1981

Public Office

  • Governor Battersea Technology College
  • Governor and Chairman Finance Committee Latchmere Primary School, Battersea.
  • Local Authority appointee to Wandsworth Community Health Council
  • Vice Chairman Wandsworth Alcohol Group
  • Member Wandsworth Health Authority Substance Misuse Committee

Constituency Offices

  • Patron St Barnabas Hospice, Worthing
  • Vice-President League of Friends, Worthing Hospital
  • Trustee League of Friends, Southlands Hospital, Shoreham
  • Member of Court of Sussex University
  • President Adur Athletic Football Club
  • Patron Worthing Hockey Club
  • Vice President Worthing MIND
  • President Shoreham Conservative Club
  • President Sussex Holiday Club
  • President Ropetackle Centre Trust
  • Vice-Patron Life Education Centres, West Sussex
  • Patron of Headway, West Sussex
  • Patron of the campaign for Worthing and Adur to become a Fairtrade Town
  • Patron of West Grinstead and District Ploughing and Agricultural Society
  • Patron Electric Storm Youth 
  • President of Southwick Camera Club 
  • Patron Ropetackle Arts and Education Centre
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  • Patron of Candian Roots UK
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  • Patron Guild Care, Worthing
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  • President of 1440 Shoreham Squadron Air Training Corps 

Parliamentary Career

  • Parliamentary Under Secretary for Children and Families 2010-2012
  • Appointed Shadow Children's Minister November 2003 - 2010
  • Shadow Health Minister September 2001-2003
  • Shadow Minister for Environment, Transport and the Regions responsible for urban regeneration, housing and the regions 2000-2001
  • Member Environmental Audit Select Committee 1997 - 2001
  • Member European Standing Committee C 1999-2001 
  • Chairman Conservative Disability Group 1998-2006 
  • Vice Chairman of APPG for Coastal Marine
  • Patron of Fatherhood Institute const offices

Served on:

  • Finance Bills 1997 & 1998
  • Disability Bill 1998
  • Housing Bill 2001
  • Homelessness Bill 2001
  • Adoption & Children Bill 2001-2002
  • Tobacco Advertising Bill 2003
  • Member Draft Mental Health Bill Pre-Legislative Scrutiny Committee 2004-5
  • Mental Health Bill 2006
  • Children Bill 2004
  • Childcare Bill 2005
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill 2006
  • Children and Adoption Bill 2006 
  • Children and Young Persons Bill 2008 
  • Children Schools and Families Bill 2010 
  • Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill 2013

All Party Parlimentary Groups           Vice Chairman Cardiac Risk in the Young Group

  • Chairman Wholesale Financial Services and Markets Group
  • Vice Chairman Parliamentary Autism Group
  • Treasurer Parliamentary Maritime Group
  • Treasurer Parliamentary Archaeology Group
  • Captain Lords & Commons Hockey Team
  • Vice Chair All Party Parliamentary Group on Deafness
  • Vice Chair All Party Parliamentary Group on Children
  • Vice Chair All Party Parliamentary Ethiopia Group
  • Co-Chairman All Party Mental Health Group 2005

 Other InterestsArchaeology, Sussex Downs, wine, travel, hockey, tennis, skiing. Member Sussex Archaeological Society; Member Society of Sussex Downsman; Member Friends of British Museum; Member Royal Archaeological Institute; Chairman Pet Advisory Committee