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Sir Alan James Carter Duncan, KCMG is a British Conservative Party politician. He is the Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and the Member of Parliament for Rutland and Melton. Between 2010 and 2014 he was the Minister of State for International Development.

The Right Honourable

KCMG MP
Minister of State for International Development, Alan Duncan, MP (11836631924).jpg
Minister of State for Europe and the Americas
Assumed office
15 July 2016
Prime Minister Theresa May
Sec. of State Boris Johnson
Preceded by Hugo Swire
Minister of State for International Development
In office
13 May 2010 – 14 July 2014
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Gareth Thomas
Succeeded by Desmond Swayne
Shadow Minister for Prisons
In office
7 September 2009 – 11 May 2010
Leader David Cameron
Preceded by Edward Garnier
Succeeded by Shabana Mahmood
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
In office
19 January 2009 – 7 September 2009
Leader David Cameron
Preceded by Theresa May
Succeeded by George Young
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
In office
8 December 2005 – 19 January 2009
Leader David Cameron
Preceded by David Willetts
Succeeded by Ken Clarke
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
In office
10 May 2005 – 8 December 2005
Leader Michael Howard
Preceded by Tim Yeo
Succeeded by Chris Grayling
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development
In office
8 September 2004 – 10 May 2005
Leader Michael Howard
Preceded by John Bercow
Succeeded by Andrew Mitchell
Shadow Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs
In office
10 November 2003 – 8 September 2004
Leader Michael Howard
Preceded by Bill Cash
Succeeded by Oliver Heald
Member of Parliament
for Rutland and Melton
Assumed office
9 April 1992
Preceded by Michael Latham
Majority 21,705 (39.8%)
Personal details
Born Alan James Carter Duncan
(1957-03-31) 31 March 1957 (age 59)
Rickmansworth, England
Political party Conservative
Domestic partner James Dunseath
Alma mater St John's College, Oxford
Harvard University
Website Official website

Sir Alan James Carter Duncan, KCMG (born 31 March 1957) is a British Conservative Party politician. He is the Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Rutland and Melton. Between 2010 and 2014 he was the Minister of State for International Development.

Duncan began his career in the oil industry with Royal Dutch Shell, and was first elected to the House of Commons in the 1992 general election. After several minor positions in the government of John Major, he played a key role in William Hague's successful bid for the Conservative leadership in 1997. He received several promotions to the Conservative front bench until he eventually joined the Shadow Cabinet after the 2005 general election and stood for the Conservative leadership in 2005 but withdrew early on because of a lack of support. Eventual winner David Cameron appointed him Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in December 2005, the title of which was changed to Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform in July 2007, now the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. He was removed from the Cabinet and appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George following the Government reshuffle in July 2014.

A return to front-line politics was signalled when his appointment as a minister of state at the Foreign Office (deputy foreign minister) was announced on 17 July 2016.

He was the first openly gay Conservative Member of Parliament, having publicly come out in 2002.

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