Malcolm Wicks
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Malcolm Wicks has been a Member of Parliament in north Croydon since 1992, first representing Croydon North-West and since 1997 representing Croydon North. 

Malcolm has lived in Croydon for over 30 years with his wife, Margaret, who works in the National Health Service.  His three children all attended local state schools and sixth form college.  He has served as a school governor and was a member of Croydon's Community Health Council.

Before becoming an MP, Malcolm worked in the Urban Deprivation Unit of the Home Office, was a lecturer and was Director of the Family Policy Studies Centre.  He has been the author and co-author of many publications, including a pioneering work on hypothermia, Old and Cold: hypothermia and social policy.

Nationally he is a vice-president of Carers UK and the Alzheimers Society.

He is one of a handful of MPs whose Private Member's Bill reached the statute books becoming the Carers (Recognition & Services) Act 1995, recognising the needs of family carers for the first time.

Malcolm has served in the Government since 1999 when Tony Blair appointed him a junior Minister in the Department for Education & Employment .  In July 2001 he moved to the Department for Work & Pensions where he was promoted in 2003 to Minister of State for Pensions.  Following the General Election he was appointed Minister for Energy in the Department for Trade and Industry. In November 2006, he took on the position of Minister of Science and Innovation in the same Department.  Following Gordon Brown's succession as Prime Minister, Malcolm was appointed Minister for Energy in the new Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform.

In his spare time, what little he has, Malcolm enjoys listening to music and gardening.


press conference
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as author at  Conference on Climate Change: An Opportunity for Growth, Brdo pri Kranju 2007,
together with: Janez Podobnik (moderator), Angela Eagle, Joan Ruddock,
flag UK Minister of State for Energy - Energy Security and Market Liberalisation
as author at  Conference on Climate Change: An Opportunity for Growth, Brdo pri Kranju 2007,