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Fabian Hamilton

Fabian Hamilton is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Leeds North East since 1997. He was appointed Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament in November 2016. Fabian served as a member of the Administration Select committee 1997–2001, and has been a member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee since the 2001 general election. He is also the chairman of the all party groups on business services, prison health, and civil contingency, he also serves as the vice-chairman of the all-party Iran group. He also chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet. Fabian Hamilton was born in London to a British Jewish family. His grandfather was a rabbi. His father, a solicitor, and his mother, a judge, were both members of the Liberal Party, for which his father was several times an election candidate. He was educated at Brentwood School in Essex and the University of York where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree. He worked initially as a taxi driver for a year from 1978 before working as a graphic designer. From 1994 until his election to Parliament he was a computer systems consultant with Apple Macintosh Computer Systems.