James Gerald Douglas Howarth known as Gerald Howarth (born 12 September 1947, Hurley, Berkshire) is a British politician in the Conservative Party. Events 1213 - Albigensian Crusade: Simon de Montfort 5th Earl of Leicester, defeats Peter II of Aragon at the Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Hurley is a Village and Civil parish in the English county of Berkshire. Berkshire (ˈbɑːkʃə or /ˈbɑːkʃɪə/ say Baak-shuh/-sheer sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a Home County in the South The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is a Political party in the United Kingdom. He is the Member of Parliament for Aldershot. A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a Parliament. Aldershot is a County constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. On the right-wing of the Conservative party, he serves as Shadow Defence Minister.
He had previously been MP for Cannock and Burntwood from 1983 to 1992, when he lost his seat at the General Election that year. Cannock is a town in Staffordshire, England, just north of the West Midlands conurbation. Burntwood is a town in Staffordshire, England, lying in the Cannock Chase area approximately four Miles west of Lichfield. Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) He then was re-elected at the 1997 General Election as MP for Aldershot. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar Aldershot is a town in the English County of Hampshire, located on heathland about 60 km (37 miles southwest of London. He was appointed Joint Secretary of the Conservative Parliamentary Committee on Aviation 1983-87. he was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Michael Spicer, M. Sir William Michael Hardy Spicer (born January 22, 1943) is the British Member of Parliament for West Worcestershire. P. , when Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Energy 1987-90, and as Minister of State, Department of the Environment in 1990. In 1999 Howarth was appointed Shadow Defence Minister. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar)
The son of James and Mary Howarth, he was educated at Bloxham School and the University of Southampton (BA Hons), and married in 1973, Elizabeth Jane, née Squibb. Bloxham School is an independent co-educational day and boarding School located in the village of Bloxham, three miles from the town of Banbury in The University of Southampton is a university situated in the city of Southampton, on the south coast of England. They have two sons and a daughter. A qualified pilot, he was commissioned into the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in 1968, and in 1988 received the Britannia Airways Parliamentary Pilot of the Year Award. The British Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve ( RAFVR) consists of a number of groupings of individual military reservists for the management and operation of British Royal Britannia Airways was the largest Charter airline in the United Kingdom, rebranded as Thomsonfly in 2005 In 1971 he was employed by the Bank of America International Ltd. Banc of America Securities Bank of America () is the largest bank by asset and second largest commercial Bank by deposits and Market capitalization in United , where he remained until 1977, when he moved to the European Arab Bank until 1981 (Manager 1979-81). He then became the Syndication Manager for the Standard Chartered Bank for the next two years.
Howarth was General Secretary of the Society for Individual Freedom 1969-1971, and was once an active member of the Conservative Monday Club. Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. The Conservative Monday Club (widely known as the Monday Club) is a British pressure-group "on the right-wing of the Conservative Party " He and Graham Webster Gardiner (the UKIP Candidate for Epsom and Ewell in the 2001 General Election), representing the Club's Universities Group, spoke at the Club's all-day Conference on Subversion, at Church House, Westminster, in January 1970. History Both Epsom and Ewell lie on the spring line on the north face of the North Downs where the pervious Chalk meets the impervious Church House is the building that serves as the headquarters of the Church of England, occupying the south end of Dean's Yard next to Westminster Abbey Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In 1971 and 1972 he is recorded as a member of the National Monday Club's Executive Council. From 1973-77 he was Director of the Freedom Under The Law Group. He served as an elected councillor on the London Borough of Hounslow 1982-3, and sat on their Environmental Planning, and Finance and General Purposes Committees. The London Borough of Hounslow ( is a London borough in West London, England.
He is known for his strong views on limiting immigration, and on the freedom of the economy; he is a member of the Thatcherite 'No Turning Back' group and the Freedom Association. Immigration refers to the movement of people among countries While the movement of people has existed throughout human history at various levels modern immigration implies long-term An economic system is a System that involves the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services between Thatcherism is the system of political thought attributed to the governments of Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990 The Freedom Association is a Free market Libertarian pressure group pledged to support individual freedom in the United Kingdom. He was a vocal opponent of the arrest of the former Chilean leader Augusto Pinochet in 1998. Chile, officially the Republic of Chile ( Spanish:) is a country in South America occupying a long and narrow Coastal strip wedged between the Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte (November Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar)
Howarth has a consistent record of, depending on one's political point of view, either defending family values or opposing equal rights for homosexuals, a stance reflected in his voting patterns, having voted against the repeal of Clause 28 of the Local Government Act, and also opposing change to the established age of consent.
He was one of those who attacked the conclusion of the Macpherson report (into Stephen Lawrence's death) that the Metropolitan police are institutionally racist as "a grotesque over-reaction. Stephen Lawrence ( 13 September 1974 – 22 April 1993) was a Black British teenager from South-East London who was Stephen Lawrence ( 13 September 1974 – 22 April 1993) was a Black British teenager from South-East London who was " Further comments in the parliamentary debate on the report were: "I will leave aside whether people coming to this country should be more sensitive to our customs and practices. . . rather than us having to constantly duck and weave to every changing nuance. "
On 2 August 2005 Howarth said of British Muslims who resent the British way of life: "If they don't like our way of life, there is a simple remedy: go to another country, get out". When asked what if these people were born in Britain, Howarth responded: "Tough. If you don't give allegiance to this country, then leave. There are plenty of other countries whose way of life would appear to be more conducive to what they aspire to. They would be happy and we would be happy". 
After British Airways in November 2006 indicated that a member of its check-in staff would not be permitted to display a cross over her uniform, Howarth announced his decision to boycott the flag carrier and claimed that "firstly, this is not a Muslim country, it is a Christian country, and the idea that somehow it has become unacceptable to demonstrate that faith is bizarre. British Airways plc ( is the national Airline and Flag carrier of the United Kingdom and one of the largest in Europe A flag carrier refers to a Transportation company such as an Airline or Shipping company that is locally registered in a given Country Secondly, the cross is a modest symbol. It is not an aggressive or provocative gesture like a veil or a burqa. It is a quiet demonstration of faith". 
Allegations of far-right sympathies were made against Howarth in a controversial 1984 Panorama programme, "Maggie's Militant Tendency", and Howarth was also targeted by Chris Morris on the satirical television programme, Brass Eye. Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) Panorama is the longest-running current affairs documentary series in the world Christopher Morris (born 5 September 1965 in Bristol) is an English Comedian, Writer, director, producer, Brass Eye is a UK television series of satirical spoof documentaries which aired on Channel 4 in 1997 and was re-run in 2001
He called for Harrods owner Mohamed Al Fayed to be deported, calling him a "thief, a crook and liar" during a Commons debate in April 2008. Harrods is a Department store located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, London, England.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Cannock and Burntwood|
|Member of Parliament for Aldershot|