Member of Parliament for North Herefordshire
Bill lives with his wife Milly near Ledbury. They have three children, Rosie, Jack and Toby all born in Hereford. Bill’s interests include motorcycling and country sports. He keeps chickens and Hereford cows, and champions the cause of country people.
Prior to being elected MP for Leominster in 2001, Bill worked for Commerzbank in Foreign Exchange. Bill has also been a Governor of Hammersmith and West London College, and served as an Officer with the Royal Welch Fusiliers and the Royal Yeomanry (TA).
In 1997 General Election, Bill fought Burnley constituency. In April 1999, Bill was selected for Leominster, and was elected MP in 2001.
In June 2003 and again in 2005 to 2009, he was appointed as a Shadow Minister for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. In 2003 to 2005, Bill was Shadow Secretary of State for Wales. From 2010 to 2012 Bill served as a Minister in the Government Whip’s Office.