Ann Widdecombe(1947-), Novelist and Conservative politician; privy councillor and MP for Maidstone
Ann Noreen Widdecombe
Sitter in 1 portrait
Conservative MP for Maidstone (1987-97) and Maidstone and the Weald (1997-2010). Shadow Home Secretary (1999-2001). Previously Minister of State for Prisons (1995-7) and Minister of State, Department of Employment (1994-5). Widdecombe has written a number of novels and has a regular column in the Daily Express.
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