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Ian Pearson MP



Ian Pearson MP is Minister of State for Climate Change and the Environment. He was Minister of State (Minister for Trade) at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department of Trade and Industry from May 2005 to May 2006.  He was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at The Northern Ireland Office from November 2002 - May 2005 where his responsibilities included agriculture.


Before that he was a Government Whip (2001-2002) and also served on the Education and Employment Select Committee (1999-2001). He was PPS to the Paymaster General (1997-8) and sat on the Treasury Select Committee (1995-7).


Outside parliament Mr Pearson has been: Joint Chief Executive WMEB Group 1992-94 (Director of Marketing 1989-92); Strategy Consultant, 1988-89; Deputy Director, Urban Trust, 1987-88. Researcher, University of Warwick, 1983-87; Local Government Officer, The Labour Party, 1985-87.


He has been MP for Dudley South (previously Dudley West) since 1994.


Born on 5 April 1959, Ian Pearson was educated at Glynne Primary, Crestwood School (formerly Brierley Hill Grammar School), Balliol College Oxford and the University of Warwick. After graduating with a BA Hons. Philosophy, Politics and Economics, at Oxford, he completed an MA in Industrial Relations and PhD in Industrial and Business Studies (Warwick).


Ian Pearson is interested in rugby, literature, architecture and West Bromwich Albion FC.

He is married with two daughters and one son.


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