The Hon. Paul John Balban is a Gibraltarian politician, State Registered Dietitian and former taxi driver. He was first elected to the Gibraltar Parliament at the 2011 general elections and is now a Gibraltar Government Minister, member of the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party (GSLP). He is married and has three daughters.


Paul John Balban

Government Minister
Assumed office
2011
Personal details
BornGibraltar
NationalityBritish (Gibraltarian)
Political partyGibraltar Socialist Labour Party (GSLP)
Spouse(s)Gina
Children3
Alma materOxford Brookes University
King's College London
OccupationPolitician
Dietitian
Taxi driver
PortfolioMinister for Traffic, Health & Safety and Technical Services
WebsitePaul Balban at the Government of Gibraltar website

BiographyEdit

Paul Balban is married to wife Gina and has three daughters.[1] For many years, Balban has worked as a taxi driver in Gibraltar,[1] and was treasurer of the Gibraltar Taxi Association Committee.[2] He studied Nutrition & Food Science at Oxford Brookes University and also has a Postgraduate degree in Dietetics from King's College London. He later became a State Registered Dietitian, practicing at Central Clinic, in Horse Barrack Lane, Gibraltar.[1]

Political careerEdit

Balban was nominated for the GSLP Executive in February 2007,[3] and was one of the ten GSLP-Liberal alliance candidates to contest the general elections that year, but failed to be elected as one of the seventeen Members of Parliament.[4] He was elected into government following the general elections of 2011 with 8,281 votes.[5] The newly elected Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, appointed Balban as Minister for Traffic, Health and Safety and Technical Services.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Paul Balban". Retrieved 2012-10-13.
  2. ^ Sonia Golt. 7 Days Gibraltar (ed.). "Every Taxi driver locally is Gibraltar's Public Relations". Retrieved 2012-10-13.
  3. ^ The Key, ed. (2007-02-20). "Annual General Meeting of the GSLP". Retrieved 2012-10-13.
  4. ^ Panorama, ed. (2007-10-12). "Close result opens door to 4th term for GSD". Retrieved 2012-10-13.
  5. ^ Pepe Martinez. Campo de Gibraltar (ed.). "La Coalición GSLP-LP gana las elecciones generales en Gibraltar" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2013-01-06. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
  6. ^ YGTV, ed. (2011-12-12). "New Government Announces Ministers' Portfolios Today". Retrieved 2012-10-13.

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