Edwina Currie Bio
Edwina Currie Bio – Edwina Currie (born 13 October 1946) is a British writer, journalist, and former politician who represented South Derbyshire in the Conservative Party from 1983 until 1997.
Edwina Currie was born to an Orthodox Jewish family in south Liverpool, who “disowned her when she married a non-Jewish accountant.”
|Date of Birth||13 October 1946|
|Age||75 years (2021)|
|Net worth||$5 million|
|Political Party||Conservative Party|
|Husband||John Jones (m. 2001-2020) |
Ray Currie (m. 1972–1997)
|Profession/Occupation||Politician, Novelist, Journalist|
Edwina Currie Education
Edwina Currie Education – She was Deputy Head Girl at the Liverpool Institute High School for Girls in Blackburne House, in Liverpool’s Canning neighbourhood. Currie was a student at St Anne’s College at Oxford, where she studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics under Gabriele Taylor. Mary Archer, Ann Widdecombe, and Gyles Brandreth’s wife Michèle Brown all resided next door to her.
She earned an MA in economic history at the London School of Economics after that.
Edwina Currie Career
Edwina Currie Career – She was a Birmingham City Councillor for Northfield from 1975 to 1986. She was elected as the member of Parliament for South Derbyshire in 1983 as a Conservative Party candidate.
She was appointed as a Junior Health Minister in September 1986. Over the next two years, she made a number of comments, including.
After issuing a warning about salmonella in British eggs, Currie was compelled to quit as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health in December 1988. She blamed the farmers for the dramatic drop in egg demand.
Four million hens were slaughtered as a result of the loss of revenue.
Currie was the first Conservative Member of Parliament to feature on the BBC’s topical panel show Have I Got News for You in 1991.
She turned down Prime Minister John Major’s offer to become Minister of State for the Home Office after the 1992 general election.
Currie, a member of the Tory Campaign for Gay Equality (TORCHE), proposed an amendment to the Criminal Justice and Public Order Bill in February 1994, lowering the age of consent for male homosexual sexual acts from 21 to 16, putting opposite-sex couples on an equal footing if it succeeded.
This amendment was lost by a vote of 307 to 280, but a later amendment reduced the age of consent for male homosexual actions from 21 to 18; ultimate equalization with a consent age of 16 was approved through parliament in late 2000 and became law in January 2001. Currie voted against the death penalty for murder in February 1994, after voting and speaking in favor of it in July 1983; she had also voted in favor of it in June 1988 and December 1990.
She ran for the European Parliament constituency of Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes in June 1994, but lost to Labour’s Eryl McNally by a margin of 94,837 votes to 61,628 votes.
Edwina Currie Books
Edwina Currie Books – A Parliamentary Affair (1994), A Woman’s Place (1996), She’s Leaving Home (1997), The Ambassador (1999), Chasing Men (2000), and This Honourable House (2000) are Currie’s six novels (2001). Life Lines (1989), What Women Want (1990), Three Line Quips (1992), and Diaries 1987–92 are among her nonfiction works (2002).
Edwina Currie Husband
Edwina Currie Husband – Edwina married accountant Ray Currie in Barnstaple, Devon, on July 1, 1972. They were the parents of two children. They split up in 1997, but their divorce wasn’t finalized until 2001.
Edwina Currie Husband – Currie married retired detective John Jones in Southwark on May 24, 2001, after meeting him as a guest on her radio show in 1999. Jones passed away on November 1, 2020.
Currie had a four-year romance with John Major, then Prime Minister, during that marriage, which she revealed in September 2002.
Currie resides in the Derbyshire town of Whaley Bridge.
Currie’s Diaries (1987–92), published in 2002, caused a stir because they revealed a four-year affair with John Major between 1984 and 1988, while both were married.
The relationship began when she was a backbencher and Major was Margaret Thatcher’s government whip. The romance ended when Major was promoted to Chief Secretary of the Treasury, although the two remained friends.
Currie reportedly ended the affair when it became too dangerous and inconvenient to continue due to the presence of bodyguards who had to be avoided.
After the story was published, Major issued a statement claiming he was ashamed of the affair and had told his wife personally about it. Currie claimed she had remained in love with him for years after the affair ended, calling him “the love of her life.”
Only a few weeks after admitting the affair, she publicly chastised Major, accusing him of sexism and racism, as well as being “one of the least competent prime ministers” in the country.
Edwina Currie Net worth
Edwina Currie Net worth – Edwina Currie has an estimated net worth of $5 million. She spent years serving as a politician in the United Kingdom.