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  Joyce, Eric
AffiliationIndependent Labour  
<-  2012-03-09  
NameEric Joyce
Falkirk, , Scotland
Born October 13, 1960 (61 years)
Last ModifedNew Jerusalem
Mar 10, 2012 02:06pm
Tags Scottish - Alcoholic - Convicted - Reprimanded -
InfoEric Joyce MP was born on the 13th October 1960. He lived in Perth with his family for most of his infant and teenage years before joining the army in 1978. Initially a private in the Black Watch, Eric went on to attend the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and was commissioned into the Adjutant General's Corps in 1987. During his time in the army, Eric served in the UK, Northern Ireland, Germany and Central America.

He left the army in 1999 and served as the Public Affairs Officer at the Commission for Racial Equality (Scotland) until being elected as MP for Falkirk West in the by-election of December 2000.

Between 1981 and 1987, Eric took time away from the army to attend technical college and University where he gained a BA(Hons) in Religious Studies from Stirling University. After being commissioned as an army officer in 1987, Eric continued his studies part-time and has an MA in Education from Bath University and an MBA from Keele University.

Eric is currently a member of the Fabian Society Executive Committee and is the author of the Fabian pamphlet ‘Arms and the Man'.

Eric is married to Rose, a teacher, and they have twin girls, Megan and Angharad.

In his limited spare time, Eric enjoys climbing, hill walking, judo, and most sports. He is also a former Scottish Judo Champion.



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Jul 07, 2020 06:40am News Ex-Labour MP faces jail after admitting child abuse image offence  Article IndyGeorgia 
Mar 14, 2013 06:50pm News MP Eric Joyce arrested after reports of Parliament bar fight  Article New Jerusalem 
Mar 09, 2012 08:00am News Lawmaker [Eric Joyce] slapped with fine, bar ban after U.K. House of Commons pub brawl   Article Monsieur 
Mar 03, 2012 09:00am Announcement Falkirk MP Eric Joyce will not stand for re-election in 2015  Article New Jerusalem 
Feb 23, 2012 01:00pm News Labour suspends MP Eric Joyce over assault allegations  Article New Jerusalem 
Feb 22, 2012 08:00pm Scandal 'MP held over Houses of Parliament bar assault'  Article New Jerusalem 

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