Education: Newcastle Royal Grammar School (1953-1962); College of Law, Guildford (1964-1969). Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Judicature (1973). Principal, Timothy J.R. Kirkhope Solicitors (1973-1977). Partner, Wilkinson Maughan (now Eversheds) Solicitors (1977-1987), Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Principal, Timothy J.R. Kirkhope Solicitors, Dorking (since 1997). Principal, 'The Timothy Kirkhope Consultancy' (since 1997).
Chairman, Conservative Friends of Israel (Europe) (since 1999).
Councillor, Northumberland County Council (1982-1986). MP for Leeds North-East (1987-1997). Government Whip and Lord Commissioner to the Treasury (1990-1995). Vice-Chamberlain to H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1995). Under-Secretary of State at the Home Office (immigration, licensing and gambling, international police cooperation) (1995-1997).
Member of the European Parliament (since 1999). Vice-Chairman, Delegation to the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee (1999-2004).
Director, Bournemouth and West Hampshire Water Company PLC. Member of the Institute of Directors.
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