Ian David Twinn CBE (born 26 April 1950) is a British Conservative politician. He was educated at Cambridge Grammar School, the University of Wales and Reading University. He then worked as a lecturer. Twinn served as MP for Edmonton from 1983 until he lost his seat to Labour's Andy Love in 1997.[1] Twinn was Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party from 1986-88. Twinn became Edmonton's first Conservative MP in 48 years. Twinn also became the first Conservative in Edmonton to be re-elected for a second term in 1987 and also for third term in 1992.

In 1999, he was placed fifth on the Conservative Party list for London in the European Parliament elections.[2] The Conservatives secured four seats, but Twinn served briefly as an MEP from 21 October 2003 until the 2004 elections after the resignation of Lord Bethell due to ill health.[3] He was sixth on the Conservative list in those elections and lost his seat because the Conservatives won only three. He was listed eighth in 2008.[4]


  1. ^ "Dr Ian Twinn (Hansard)". Hansard. Retrieved 4 July 2010.
  2. ^ "PROFILE: A political animal - Dr Ian Twinn, Director of Public Affairs ISBA". Marketing Magazine. Retrieved 4 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Conservative MEPs salute Lord Bethell on his retirement as an MEP & welcome his successor, Ian Twinn". Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2010.
  4. ^ "European election candidates: London". BBC Online. 2 June 2009. Retrieved 4 July 2010.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Ted Graham
Member of Parliament for Edmonton
Succeeded by
Andy Love