|Preceded by Bob Blizzard|
Alma mater University of Reading
Education University of Reading
Political party Conservative
Name Peter Aldous
Majority 2,408 (4.6%)
Party Conservative Party
|Born 26 August 1961 (age 54)
Ipswich, Suffolk, England (1961-08-26) |
Residence Halesworth, United Kingdom
Similar People Bob Blizzard, Therese Coffey, Adam Afriyie, David Amess, Mel Stride
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Peter James Guy Aldous (born 26 August 1961) is a Conservative Party politician in England. A former chartered surveyor in private practice intermittently elected to the role of ordinary councillor on the corresponding district council to his later constituency and then serving as deputy party group leader in the official opposition party on Suffolk County Council, he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Waveney constituency in Suffolk since winning the seat at the 2010 general election.
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Peter aldous 10 minute rule bill for all taxes to be shown on fuel receipts
Peter Aldous was born in Ipswich, Suffolk. He has lived in the north of the county for the majority of his life. His family own farms near Ipswich and the market town of Halesworth. He was educated at Harrow School and graduated from the University of Reading with a degree in Land Management in 1982.
Before his election Aldous was as a chartered surveyor in Norwich. He is a keen squash player. He supports Ipswich Town F.C..
Aldous was elected as a councillor to Waveney District Council in 1999, serving until 2002. He was a member of Suffolk County Council between 2001 and 2005 and was Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group from 2002 until 2005.
Aldous was selected to contest the 2005 general election as the Conservative Party candidate for Waveney but lost to the sitting Labour Party Member of Parliament Bob Blizzard by a majority of 5,915. He contested the seat again at the 2010 general election, this time obtaining 40.2% of the overall vote and generating a 6.8% combined swing from Labour to Conservative, enough to win the seat by a majority of 769.
Aldous was opposed to Brexit prior to the 2016 referendum.