Eric Jack Pickles, Baron Pickles PC is a British Conservative Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Brentwood and Ongar from the 1992 general election to the 2017 general election and was the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government until May 2015. He was previously the Chairman of the Conservative Party from 2009 to 2010 and is currently the chairman of Conservative Friends of Israel. He is the UK Special Envoy for Post-Holocaust issues, being appointed in 2015. Pickles stood down at the 2017 general election, but continued in his role as Special Envoy, and Anti Corruption Champion.
|Born:||Eric Jack Pickles, April 20, 1952, Keighley, England|
|Alma mater:||Leeds Metropolitan University|
|Preceded by:||Andrew Burns|
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About Eric Pickles
Member of Parliament for Brentwood and Ongar. Beginning in 2009, he also served as Chairman of the Conservative Party.
Once the chairman of his local branch of the Young Conservatives Association, he later assumed national leadership within the organization. He was elected to the Bradford Council in 1979.
He held office as Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
He and Irene Coates married in 1976.
He was appointed to the Shadow Cabinet by David Cameron.
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- Councillors in Bradford
- Chairmen of the Conservative Party (UK)
- Former Marxists
- Alumni of Leeds Beckett University
- Conservative Party (UK) councillors
- Conservative Party (UK) life peers
- UK MPs 1997–2001