Evan Leslie Harris is a British Liberal Democrat politician. He was the Member of Parliament for Oxford West and Abingdon from 1997 to 2010, losing his seat in the 2010 general election by 176 votes to Conservative Nicola Blackwood. He is currently the joint executive director of Hacked Off, the campaign for an accountable press.
|Born:||October 21, 1965, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom|
|Political party:||Liberal Democrat|
|Alma mater:||Wadham College, Oxford|
|Preceded by:||John Patten|
|Succeeded by:||Nicola Blackwood|
|Twitter:||Evan Harris's Twitter profile|
About Evan Harris
Affiliated with the United Kingdom's Liberal Democrat Party, he represented the Oxford West and Abingdon constituency in the British Parliament from 1997 until 2010.
After graduating from Wadham College, Oxford, with a degree in physiology, he earned a medical degree and worked at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital.
He served as Vice President of both the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association and the British Humanist Association.
Born in Sheffield, England, to Jewish, South African-born parents, he grew up in Liverpool. After his marriage ended in 1997, he was romantically involved with a woman named Liz O'Hara; tragically, she passed away from brain cancer in 2003.
He and his contemporary, Stephen Lloyd, were both Liberal Democrats and Members of Parliament.
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