Saturday, 7 November 2009

Daniel Kawczynski MP

Daniel Kawczynski was elected as Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury and Atcham in 2005 having previously contested Ealing Southall in 2001. Daniel entered Parliament at the age of just 33 and was immediately recognisable, not just as one of the younger MPs in the house, but also as the tallest! At 6ft 8.5inches Daniel is thought to be the tallest Member of Parliament ever!

Daniel’s family came to Britain in 1940 following the invasion of Poland. Daniel was born in 1972 (his parents live locally in Chobham!), grew up in Surrey and studied Business Studies with French and Spanish at Stirling University, where he met his future wife, Kate. He then worked in the telecommunications industry for ten years before dedicating his life, full-time to Politics.

Daniel became widely recognised earlier this year when, to media acclaim, he took Gordon Brown to task for breaking diplomatic procedures by criticising members of political parties in Poland.

The incident arose shortly after David Cameron delivered on his promise to take the Conservative party out of the federalist EPP political grouping in the European Parliament. In customary style, Gordon Brown and the Labour party decided to start a smear campaign against other members of the new European political grouping that the Conservatives had formed. This strategy backfired spectacularly when, in so doing, they made a series of unfounded, baseless allegations against prominent Polish politicians, which threatened to cause a major diplomatic incident.

The clip below is from the ‘Daily Politics’ and shows Daniel taking Gordon Brown to task in the House of Commons:

In his spare time, Daniel spends as much time as possible with his daughter Alexis, enjoys gardening and playing golf. He is also rumoured to be writing a biography of Colonel Gaddafi. In October 2009, Kawczynski appeared on The Doha Debates as a delegate supporting the motion of "This house deplores the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al Megrahi" – so we can safely assume that Daniel’s motivation for his biography is not hero-worship!

Daniel’s constituency website is here:

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