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Hamilton, Neil

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishHamilton, NeilNeil HamiltonHamilton, Neil /niːl/  (1949–) a British man who was a Conservative Member of Parliament. In 1994, The Guardian newspaper accused him of receiving money from Mohamed Al-Fayed, the owner of Harrods, for asking questions in the House of Commons. This became known as the ‘Cash-for-questions affair’. Hamilton was forced to leave his job as Corporate Affairs Minister. In the 1997 election, Martin Bell, a well-known BBC journalist, successfully fought as an independent candidate against Hamilton. Hamilton’s wife, Christine (1949–), is known for having a strong personality, and she usually appears with him in public. Since he left parliament, they have appeared together in a number of television entertainment programmes.
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