Daniel Kawczynski

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The MP at an outdoor demonstration in blue suit and tie
Daniel Kawczynski in 2008
Daniel Kawczynski (Daniel Robert Kawczynski, born 1972) is a Conservative politician and MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham, Shropshire.

He was born in Warsaw, Poland, and came to the UK with his mother in the 1970s. He studied Business Studies with Languages at the University of Stirling, where he was president of the University Conservative Association in 1991. After graduating, he worked as an an international account manager in the telecommunications industry.,[1]

He stood for Parliament for Ealing Southall in 2001, coming second. In 2005 he took the Shrewsbury and Atcham seat from Labour, and he retained the seat in 2010.

In May 2008, he voted to lower the abortion time limit to 12 weeks,[2] and has stated that he believes an abortion limit of 24 weeks is incompatible with the kind of "Christian society" he wishes to live in.[3] He also voted against a House of Lords amendment to abolish the offences of blasphemy and blasphemous libel under common law.[4]

He is a member of the socially conservative Cornerstone Group, and is a vice-chairman of Conservative Friends of Poland.[5] At At 6 feet 8 1⁄2 inches, Kawczynski is believed to be the tallest MP ever to sit in Parliament.[6]

Personal life

Kawczynski was divorced by his wife in 2011, and in June 2013 announced to his Conservative Association that his new partner is male.[7] He is the first MP in Britain to come out as bisexual. [8]

External links

References

Based on a Wikipedia article.

  1. http://www.politics.co.uk/reference/mps/party-politics/conservatives/kawczynski-daniel-$452146.htm "Daniel Robert Kawczynski" Politics.co.uk
  2. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2008-05-20&number=199&mpn=Daniel_Kawczynski "Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 12 weeks — rejected" The Public Whip, 28 May 2008
  3. http://www.christianconcern.com/media/bbc-news-mp-daniel-kawczynski-interviewed-on-cabinet-ministers-support-for-cut-in-abortion-tim "BBC News: MP Daniel Kawczynski interviewed on cabinet ministers' support for cut in abortion time limit" Christian Concern 7 October 2012
  4. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2008-05-06&number=170&display=allvotes "Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill: Blasphemy" The Public Whip,6 May 2008
  5. http://www.cfofp.co.uk/whoweare.php "Who We Are". Conservative Friends of Poland.
  6. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4114020.stm "Conservative MP 'is tallest ever'". BBC News. 21 June 2005.
  7. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10150311/Divorced-Conservative-MP-Ive-fallen-in-love-with-a-man.html Richard Eden, (30 June 2013). "Divorced Conservative MP: 'I've fallen in love with a man'". The Telegraph.
  8. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/tory-mp-daniel-kawczynski-comes-out-as-bisexual-8680343.html The Independent"