Liberal Democrat MP Nick Harvey has been confirmed as the new Minister of State for the Armed Forces.
Born in 1961 in Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire, Mr Harvey was educated at Queen’s College, Taunton, and Middlesex University.
He worked in communications and marketing from 1983 to 1992, mainly for City consultants Dewe Rogerson, and entered the House of Commons as Liberal Democrat MP for North Devon in 1992.
He has been the Liberal Democrats’ Shadow Defence Secretary since 2006.
Mr Harvey is married to Kate, and they have a son and a daughter.