David Martin (English politician)
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He served as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Portsmouth South from 1987 until 1997 general election, when he was unseated by the Liberal Democrat candidate Mike Hancock. He stood again at the 2001 general election in the seat of Rugby and Kenilworth and at the 2005 general election in the seat of Bristol West but was unsuccessful on both occasions.
He is the uncle of Coldplay singer Chris Martin. He is the father of Cesca Major, author of THE SILENT HOURS and musician Henry 'Slim' Martin, Harmonica player in Screamin' Miss Jackson and the Slap Ya Mama Big Band.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by David Martin
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| Member of Parliament for Portsmouth South
1987 – 1997
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