Duncan Hames is the new Member of Parliament for the Chippenham constituency that includes Bradford on Avon, Chippenham, Corsham, Melksham and surrounding villages.
Duncan was born in 1977 and grew up in Watford, Hertfordshire. He attended Watford Boys’ Grammar School and the University of Oxford where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics and graduated in 1998.
Duncan trained as an accountant with Deloitte. He moved to Wiltshire in 2002, became a local school governor, and was elected as a West Wiltshire district councillor in 2003. Duncan was also appointed to the board of the South West of England Regional Development Agency in the same year.
In May 2010 Duncan was elected as the Member of Parliament for the Chippenham Constituency and in the process became Wiltshire’s first Liberal MP in 86 years.
In his spare time Duncan enjoys running. He recently ran the Chippenham Half Marathon to help raise funds for Parkinson’s Disease Society. In addition, he enjoys hill walking and takes a keen interest in genealogy.
Duncan’s main focus is to be a good constituency MP but he also takes an active interest in the Green Energy Sector and ensuring that all children have access to a good education.