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Sunday, 21 November 2004

Peter Mandelson- New Commissioner for External Trade

On 22 November 2004 Peter Mandelson took charge of External Trade Affairs for the new Barroso Commission. Prior to this appointment he has been a Member of Parliament for Hartlepool, UK, since 1992. Former positions include Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, working directly with the Prime Minister Tony Blair in his Cabinet Office, and Campaign Manager for the Labour party in 1997. Mr Mandelson studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St Catherine’s College, Oxford.