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Ben Wallace

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Secretary of State for Defence
Assumed office
24 July 2019
Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Preceded by Penny Mordaunt
Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime
In office
17 July 2016 – 24 July 2019
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by John Hayes
Succeeded by Brandon Lewis
Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Northern Ireland
In office
12 May 2015 – 17 July 2016
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Andrew Murrison
Succeeded by Kris Hopkins
Member of Parliament
for Wyre and Preston North
Lancaster and Wyre (2005–2010)
Assumed office
5 May 2005
Preceded by Hilton Dawson
Majority 12,246 (23.3%)
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for North East Scotland
In office
6 May 1999 – 31 March 2003
Preceded by Constituency created
Succeeded by Nanette Milne
Personal details
Born
Robert Ben Lobban Wallace

15 May 1970 (1970-05-15) (age 50)
Farnborough, Kent, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Liza Cooke
Children 3
Alma mater Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Occupation Politician
Profession Army officer
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom
Branch/service British Army
Years of service 1990–1998
Rank Captain
Unit Scots Guards
Battles/wars The Troubles
Awards Mentioned in Despatches

Robert Ben Lobban Wallace (born 15 May 1970) is a British politician. He has been the Secretary of State for Defence since 24 July 2019. He was the UK’s longest-serving Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime from 2016 to 2019. Wallace is a member of the Conservative Party. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wyre and Preston North since the 2010 United Kingdom general election.

Wallace was first elected as the MP for Lancaster and Wyre in the 2005 United Kingdom general election. He was a Captain in the British Army.


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