Owen Paterson

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Person.png Owen Paterson
Born Owen William Paterson
Whitchurch, Shropshire, England
Alma mater Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, University of Northampton
Religion Anglicanism
Spouse(s) Rose Ridley
Children • Felix Ned
• Evie
Party Conservative
Wikipedia page Owen Paterson
Website http://www.owenpaterson.org

Employment.png Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

In office
4 September 2012 - 14 July 2014
Preceded by Caroline Spelman

Employment.png Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

In office
12 May 2010 - 4 September 2012

Employment.png Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

In office
2 July 2007 - 11 May 2010
Preceded by David Lidington

Employment.png Member of Parliament for North Shropshire

In office
1 May 1997 - Present
Owen Paterson is the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.[1]



  1. Her Majesty’s Government, Number10.gov.uk, accessed 12 May 2010.
  2. Sam Coates & Francis Elliot, The Times, July 17, 2008 ['Tory MPs' use of staff budgets to pay for PR advice 'against rules]