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Brookes alumni in General Election successes

Posted by Jock Coats on May 14th, 2010

Whether you think the outcome of the General Election was what you wished it to be or not, it has led to an increase in the number of Brookes alumni now in parliament, and one is now in government:

Chris Kelly was elected MP for Dudley South, Justin Tomlinson for Swindon North and Jonathan Djanogly, who took over John Major’s seat of Huntingdon in 2001 has been appointed a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice.  All are Conservatives, Chris and Justin were prominent Conservative Society members when they were here, and I think probably graduated in 1999.

UPDATE: On the Lib Dem side it looks as though another Brookes alumna has been appointed to the government, in the form of Lynne Featherstone at the Home Office in charge of Equalities.

2 Responses to “Brookes alumni in General Election successes”

  1. Mick McAndrews Says:

    Yes they both graduated in 99……. interesting thing to note that they both laid a bet at the time that one of them would be Prime Minister, and that when they laid the bet they were asked what college when they said they Brookes they apparently increased the odds……. do you think the bookies are sweating…..

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