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Mr. Kelvin Hopkins MP
Mr. Hopkins was born in Leicester, the son of Professor Harold Hopkins FRS. He studied at the University of Nottingham, where he was awarded a BA degree in Politics, Economics and Mathematics with Statistics. With the exception of two years as a lecturer at the St Albans FE College (now called Oaklands College) from 1971 he has worked entirely within the trade union movement. Kelvin was elected to the House of Commons at the 1997 General Election for Luton North and has remained the MP there since. In parliament he served as a member of the broadcasting select committee for two years from 1999, and has been a member of the public administration select committee since 2002. He is a member of the European Scrutiny Select Committee. He is also a member of many all-party groups; he is the Secretary of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group, and chairman of the group on further education and lifelong learning.