James Duddridge

James Duddridge

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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11th March 2016 London, England

James Duddridge

by James Duddridge

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Trading up – doing business in Africa

The newly appointed Prime Minister’s Trade Envoys for Africa show how the UK’s relationship with Africa is changing and developing. When I was appointed Minister for Africa I had clear instruction from the Prime Minister on what my focus should be – prosperity, prosperity, prosperity. Not just the UK’s prosperity, although that is of course […]

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3rd March 2016 London, England

James Duddridge

by James Duddridge

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

World Wildlife Day – the future is in our hands

‘The future of wildlife is in our hands’ – the theme of this year’s World Wildlife Day and a call to action. The issues raised are serious and affect us all. The Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) is a major criminal industry worth more than £6bn each year. It threatens the existence of some of the […]

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25th January 2016 London, England

James Duddridge

by James Duddridge

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The 26th African Union Summit

This week I will be attending the 26th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa. While I am a relative newcomer to the Summit, certainly in comparison to some of those present, the UK relationship with Africa is both long and rich. It is also a much more modern partnership than many may think. One that […]

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10th December 2015 London, England

James Duddridge

by James Duddridge

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The human rights situation in Burundi

Last year on Human Rights Day, I was able to reflect with pride on the work of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in hosting the first Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. The UK Government has committed to ending the use of these despicable and deliberate crimes as weapons of war, and I […]

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10th December 2014 London, England

James Duddridge

by James Duddridge

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Preventing Sexual Violence and Protecting Civil Society

For Human Rights Day Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs, James Duddridge, blogs on Preventing Sexual Violence and Protecting Civil Society. I am proud to say that the UK, and the Foreign Office specifically, has taken such a strong lead in the battle to end sexual violence in conflict. In September, […]

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About James Duddridge

James Duddridge MP was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on 11 August 2014. He was elected to Parliament in 2005 as the Conservative…

James Duddridge MP was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on 11 August 2014. He was elected to Parliament in 2005 as the Conservative MP for Rochford & Southend East. James was educated at Essex University. He had a business career in the private sector, including ten years in the banking industry in Africa and London. He has vast experience on Africa affairs, a keen interest in financial matters and industry, and was a founding member of the polling forum YouGov.

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