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Biography

Evan Leslie Harris (born 21 October 1965) is an English Liberal Democrat politician. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Oxford West and Abingdon from 1997 to 2010, losing his seat in the 2010 general election by 176 votes to Conservative Nicola Blackwood. Born in Sheffield in 1965, he is the second son of South African immigrants disillusioned with the apartheid regime. He was educated at Blue Coat Secondary School, Liverpool. After a year at Harvard High School in North Hollywood, he went to Wadham College, Oxford in 1985 to study physiological sciences (BA), and then medicine at Oxford University Clinical School from where he qualified as a doctor in 1991.

He was selected to fight Oxford West and Abingdon for the Liberal Democrats in 1994. Following his election in 1997, he was a junior health spokesman, then spokesman on Higher Education, Science and Women's Issues.

4 Programs

What Policies Are Required to Encourage Science Research?

11.23.10 | 00:44:48 min | 0 comments

Matching Government Policy and Scientific Activity

11.23.10 | 01:20:15 min | 0 comments

The Good Society: Virtues for a Post-Recession World

11.01.09 | 01:35:32 min | 1 comment

Barriers to Science in the 21st Century

10.28.07 | 01:41:23 min | 0 comments