Arthur Nicholas Winston Soames

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Arthur Nicholas Winston Soames MP (born 12 February 1948) is a British Conservative Party Member of Parliament for the constituency of Mid Sussex. Soames is a former Defence minister having served in the government of Sir John Major, 1994–97. His main political interests are defence, international relations, rural affairs and industry. He is also chairman of the private security contractor Aegis. His brother is the industrialist Rupert Soames (currently CEO of the Glasgow-based power equipment company Aggreko).

After attending St. Aubyns Preparatory School in Sussex, he received his secondary education at Eton College. In 1970 he was named Equerry to HRH The Prince of Wales, he has remained a close friend of the Prince ever since and publicly criticised Diana, Princess of Wales, during the couple's estrangement. According to the book Women in Parliament published in 2005, Soames has been named as the 'most sexist' MP, with several female MPs stating that he has made vulgar comments to them. wiki


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