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Marcus Fox

Sir John Marcus Fox (June 11, 1927-March 16, 2002) was an English politician. He served as Conservative member of Parliament for Shipley from 1970 to 1997. He lost his seat in the 1997 election to Christopher Leslie.

During his time in Parliament, he served as a whip under Edward Heath, and then was a junior minister under Margaret Thatcher. He was moved back to the back-benches in 1981, and started ascending the pole to become chairman of the 1922 committee - becoming vice-chairman in 1983 and chairman in 1994. He was made a knight in 1986, and a member of the Privy Council in 1996.

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