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Currie in 2009
|Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health|
10 September 1986 – 16 December 1988
|Prime Minister||Margaret Thatcher|
|Preceded by||John Major|
|Succeeded by||Roger Freeman|
9 June 1983 – 8 April 1997
|Preceded by||Constituency created|
|Succeeded by||Mark Todd|
13 October 1946
|Residence||Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, England|
Edwina Currie (née Cohen; born 13 October 1946) is a British writer, broadcaster and former politician, serving as Conservative Party Member of Parliament for South Derbyshire from 1983 until 1997. She was a Junior Health Minister for two years, resigning in 1988 during the salmonella-in-eggs controversy.
By the time Currie lost her seat as an MP in 1997, she had begun a new career as a novelist and broadcaster. She is the author of six novels, and has also written four works of non fiction. In September 2002, publication of Currie's Diaries (1987–92) caused a sensation, as they revealed a four-year affair with colleague (and later Prime Minister) John Major between 1984 and 1988.
She remains an outspoken public figure, with a reputation for being "highly opinionated," and currently earns her living as an author and media personality.
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