17 Facts About John Redwood

1. John Redwood was born in 1950s, in the middle of Baby Boomers generation.

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2. John Redwood was born in England on a Friday, June 15, 1951.

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3. John Redwood is among the fastest growing trees in the world.

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4. Dr John Redwood is a stalwart advocate of Brexit as the right thing for the country.

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5. John Redwood has advised investors to avoid Britain as the country's economy "hits the brakes", ex Brexit minister Steve Baker invested £70k in a firm that sells gold to avoid the Brexit impact and Vote Leave chairman Nigel Lawson is applying for an official French residency card.

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6. John Redwood was knighted in the 2019 New Year Honours List.

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7. John Redwood was previously a non-executive chairman of Mabey Securities, an investment arm of the engineering firm Mabey.

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8. John Redwood worked as an investment analyst, manager and director for Robert Fleming and for NM Rothschild in the 1970s and 1980s.

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9. Less than a month after the referendum, John Redwood predicted that getting out of the EU can be quick and easy since the UK holds most of the cards in any negotiation.

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10. John Redwood was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions in June 1999, but dropped in a mini reshuffle in February 2000, being succeeded by Archie Norman.

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11. John Redwood was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry by the victorious William Hague.

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12. John Redwood deferred several road widening schemes which would have endangered the environment of rural areas in Wales.

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13. John Redwood voted for the reintroduction of capital punishment in 1988, 1990 and 1994.

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14. John Redwood became Minister for Local Government and Inner Cities after the 1992 General Election, where he oversaw the abolition of the Community Charge, known as the "Poll Tax", and its replacement with the Council Tax.

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15. John Redwood had an elder sister, Jennifer, who died as a baby in 1949.

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16. John Redwood was the co-chairman of the Conservative Party's Policy Review Group on Economic Competitiveness until 2010.

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17. John Redwood was formerly Secretary of State for Wales in Prime Minister John Major's Cabinet, and was twice an unsuccessful challenger for the leadership of the Conservative Party in the 1990s.

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