Malcolm Douglas Moss (born 6 March 1943) is a British politician of the Conservative Party who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Cambridgeshire from 1987 until his retirement at the 2010 general election.
|Member of Parliament |
for North East Cambridgeshire
12 June 1987 – 12 April 2010
|Preceded by||Clement Freud|
|Succeeded by||Stephen Barclay|
|Born||6 March 1943|
Audenshaw, Lancashire, England
|Spouse(s)||Vivian Lorraine Peake (d. 1997)|
Sonya Alexandra McFarlin
|Alma mater||St John's College, Cambridge|
Born in Audenshaw, Lancashire, he went to Audenshaw Grammar School on Stamford Road (now Audenshaw School) in Audenshaw (1954–1962), then the St John's College, Cambridge receiving a BA in 1965 then a Certificate in Education in 1967, and an MA in 1969. He taught geography at Blundell's School in Tiverton (1966–1970), being Head of Geography and Economics from 1968 to 1970. From 1971 to 1974, he worked for Barwick Associates Ltd, being an insurance consultant from 1971 to 1972 in Worcestershire, then general manager from 1972 to 1974 in Wisbech. He founded Mandrake Associates Ltd (based in Wisbech) in 1974, being director until November 1994. The company was taken over by Hambro Countrywide in November 1986 since 1998, a Preston based company owned by Chesnara.
He served as a member of the Wisbech Town Council from 1979 to 1983, being Mayor from 1982 to 1983. From 1983 to 1987, he was a member of the Fenland District Council, then from 1985 to 1988 of the Cambridgeshire County Council.
He was first elected in June 1987, beating the incumbent Liberal, Clement Freud. He was a junior minister under John Major in the Northern Ireland Office. From October 1997 to November 1999 he was the Shadow Minister for Northern Ireland before being appointed Shadow Minister for Agriculture until October 2001. He served as the Shadow Minister for the Local Government and the Regions until June 2002, and Transport until October 2002. From then until November 2006, he was the Shadow Minister for Culture and Media. He was succeeded by Ed Vaizey.
He married Vivian Lorraine Peake on 28 December 1965, and they had two daughters. Lorraine died in 1997, and in May 2000 he married Sonya Alexandra McFarlin.
- Malcolm Moss Official Website
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Malcolm Moss
- ePolitix.com - Malcolm Moss MP
- Guardian Unlimited Politics - Ask Aristotle: Malcolm Moss MP
- TheyWorkForYou.com - Malcolm Moss MP
- The Public Whip - Malcolm Moss MP voting record
- BBC News - Malcolm Moss MP profile 10 February 2005
- Claiming shires would be abolished in 2001
- Fenland MP Malcolm Moss will stand down from the Peterborough Evening Telegraph
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for
North East Cambridgeshire
1987 – 2010