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Introducing Tim Montgomerie

Screen shot 2010-05-31 at 08.54.56 Tim Montgomerie launched ConHome on Easter Monday, 2005, with the aims of championing grassroots party members and advocating a balanced, authentic conservatism.

Born in 1970 he grew up in Hampshire and Germany - living within an army family.

He studied Economics and Geography at Exeter University before joining the Bank of England in 1992.

With David Burrowes, Tim established the Conservative Christian Fellowship in December 1990.  He was its Director for thirteen years - first in his spare time and then full-time.

From 1998 to 2003 he ran the Conservative Party's outreach to faith communities and the voluntary sector.  His responsibilities including writing speeches for two Conservative Party leaders, William Hague and then Iain Duncan Smith.

Tim was Iain Duncan Smith's chief of staff for his last two months as Conservative leader and throughout 2004 helped him to establish the Centre for Social Justice.

Tim's political hero is William Wilberforce.  Tim writes: "This devout Christian stood for a great moral cause - the abolition of slavery -  and brought the greatest of qualities - perseverance - to ensure he succeeded."

JF1_8421 Tim is a regular media pundit and is now a fortnightly columnist for The Times, writing every other Monday.

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