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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 13 October 1946Liverpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Birth NameEdwina Cohen

Mini Bio (1)

Edwina Currie was born on October 13, 1946 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England as Edwina Cohen. She has been married to John Benjamin Paul Jones since 2001. She was previously married to Raymond F. Currie.

Spouse (2)

John Benjamin Paul Jones (2001 - present)
Raymond F. Currie (1972 - 2001) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (5)

Former Conservative MP.
Her father was a Jewish tailor in Liverpool.
Supports Britain's entry into the European Single Currency.
Revealed in her autobiography that she had an affair with former Conservative Prime Minister John Major, between 1984 and 1988. [2002]
Mother of Debbie Currie.

Personal Quotes (2)

Marie Curie is my lifelong heroine and I'm proud to promote such a worthwhile charity. Even this year, in the midst of a recession, people are falling ill with cancer and really need their services, both the home nursing scheme and the wonderful hospices in Edinburgh and Glasgow. If I can encourage more support for them I shall be delighted.
The suggestion that the prime minister had been flirting with one of the senior women cabinet ministers made me laugh every time I saw it, and I thought, "if you only knew!" Perhaps they should have pushed it a bit harder.

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