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Bill Cash MP
for Stone

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Brief biography

Brief biography

Bill Cash has been a Conservative Member of Parliament since 1984 and has represented the Stone constituency since 1997. 

Bill was born in London on 10 May 1940 and grew up in Sheffield. He was educated at Stonyhurst College and Lincoln College, Oxford where he read History. After qualifying as a solicitor in 1967, he practised constitutional and administrative law.

In May 1984, he was elected as MP for Stafford where he remained until he was elected to the newly created constituency of Stone in 1997, being re-elected in 2001 and 2005. He was Shadow Attorney General and Shadow Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs between 2001 to 2003. 

The leader of the Maastricht Rebellion during the 1990s, Bill was voted Parliamentary Campaigner of the Year for 1991. He is currently a member of the European Scrutiny Committee and Chairman and founder of the European Foundation think tank.

In addition to constitutional and European affairs, Bill takes a strong interest in the developing world. He is Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Sanitation and Water in the Third World, Malaysia,  Kenya and Uganda, and Vice-Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Committee for Tanzania. 

 Bill married Biddy Lee in 1965 and they have two sons, one daughter and three grandchildren. He is a keen cricketer and swimmer and enjoys listening to jazz.


In Parliament

  • Leaving the Eu: Uk Ports (Customs) | Commons debates
    Last week, my European Scrutiny Committee met Mr Michel Barnier in Brussels. Tonight, my Committee will issue a report on Brexit in the context of the UK ports and customs issue, and the...
  • [Day 2] | Burma | Commons debates
    Will the hon. Gentleman explain why it is that we have an £82 billion deficit with the other 27 members of the European Union, according to the Office for National Statistics?
  • [Day 2] | Burma | Commons debates
    Will my right hon. Friend also bear in mind the manner in which laws are made in Europe? They are made behind closed doors in the Council of Ministers with no proper record of who votes, how and...