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Sir Paul Beresford

Member of Parliament for Mole Valley

Tel: 01306 883312 / Fax: 01306 885194 / 86 South Street Dorking Surrey RH4 2EW
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Beresford Sir Paul

Sir Paul is New Zealand born and bred. He is married with four children, three sons and one daughter.

He graduated in dentistry in New Zealand and took a year’s postgraduate course at the Eastman Dental Hospital. He first practised in the East End of London before moving to the West End.

Sir Paul Beresford's Experience

Goaded into politics in reaction to the left-wing activities and expensive mismanagement of the 1974-78 Labour Wandsworth Council, Sir Paul joined the Putney Conservatives and was elected to Wandsworth Council in 1978.

He has held a wide variety of positions as a councillor:

Vice-Chairman, Social Services Committee

Chairman, Public Accountability Sub-Committee

Chairman, Housing Committee

Chairman, Policy and Finance Committee

Chairman, Education Committee

Leader of the Council - January 1983-May 1992

Sir Paul was elected Member of Parliament for Croydon Central April 1992. He was knighted in January 1990 for his contribution to inner city rehabilitation.

He was a Minister in Department of the Environment from 1994 - May 1997. He has been Member of Parliament for Mole Valley since May 1997.