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Alistair Burt MP appointed Care and Support Minister

Alistair Burt MP has been appointed Minister of State for Care and Support at Department of Health.
 
He entered Parliament for the first time in 1983 and is the Conservative MP for north east Bedfordshire.
 
Education
Alistair was educated at Bury Grammar School, and studied at St John’s College Oxford, where he was president of the university law society.
 
Political career
 
Member of Parliament for Bury North 1983 to 1997
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Environment, for Education and Science and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1985 to 1990
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State then Minister of State, Department of Social Security 1992 to 1997
Member of Parliament for north east Bedfordshire 2001 to present
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition 2002 to 2005
Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government 2005 to 2008
Opposition Assistant Chief Whip 2008 to 2010
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Foreign & Commonwealth Office May 2010 to present