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Peter Giles Thurnham

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Peter Giles Thurnham (1938-2008), politician and engineer

1938 August 21st. Born Staines, Middlesex, the son of a teat planter

Spent his early years in India

1957-66 Design Engineer, NEI Parsons

1967-72 Divisional Director, British Steam Specialties

1972-2002 Chairman, Wathes Holdings (later WR Group Holdings)

1983-96 MP (Conservative) for Bolton North East 1983-96, Independent 1996, Liberal Democrat 1996-97; Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Employment 1987-90, to the Secretary of State for the Environment 1992-93

1963 Married(1) to Sarah Stroude (one son, three daughters, and one adopted son; marriage dissolved 2004)

2008 Married(2) to Carole Emery

2008 May 10th. Died Lancaster.

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