Parris, Matthew (Francis)

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PARRIS, Matthew (Francis)

PARRIS, Matthew (Francis). British (born South Africa), b. 1949. Genres: Writing/Journalism, Humor/Satire, Politics/Government. Career: Foreign Office, London, England, 1974-76, conservative research department, 1976- 77; Office of the Leader of the Opposition, staff member, 1977-79; House of Commons, London, member of Parliament for Derbyshire West, 1979-86; London Weekend Television, London, presenter of Weekend World, 1986-88; Times, London, Parliamentary sketchwriter, 1988-; radio and television broadcaster. Publications: Inca-Kola: A Traveller's Tale of Peru, 1990; So Far So Good, 1992; Look behind You, 1993; Scorn, 1994; Great Parliamentary Scandals, 1995; Read My Lips, 1996; I Couldn't Possibly Comment, 1996; The Great Unfrocked, 1998; Off Message, 2001; Chance Witness, 2020. Address: The Spout, Gratton, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1LN, England.