David Martin (English politician)
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A farmer, barrister and former employee of the family caravans and motorhomes sales business "Martins Caravans Company Ltd." founded by his father, the late CBE John Besley Martin. He was educated at Kelly College, Tavistock and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge where he also was part of the Hawks' Club and later a member of Inner Temple.
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.
According to a source he is married to Basia Dowmunt and has one son and three daughters, including the fiction novel author Cesca Major (née Martin). He is also paternal uncle of Coldplay's lead vocalist, Chris Martin.
- 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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