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Biography: Ruth Kelly

Ruth Kelly

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Born: 9th May 1968, Limavady, Northern Ireland

Status: Married, 1 son, 3 daughters

Educated: Queen's College Oxford; London School of Economics

Employment before entering Parliament: Deputy Head of Inflation Report Division, Bank of England (1994-1997). Economics writer, The Guardian (1990 - 1994)

Elected: 1997 Labour Member of Parliament for Bolton West

Office Held: 1998 - 2001 PPS to Nick Brown (Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food); 2001 - May 2002 Economic Secretary to the Treasury, May 2002 - Sept 2004 Financial Secretary to the Treasury; Sept 2004 - Dec 2004; Secretary of State for Education and Skills, Dec 2004 - present.

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