Duncan Hames was the Liberal Democrat MP for Chippenham from 2010 until 2015. His time in Parliament included a stint as PPS (Parliamentary Private Secretary) to then party leader Nick Clegg.

Prior to winning election in 2010, Duncan Hames had stood in the Tottenham Parliamentary by-election, Watford (2001) and Westbury (2005).

He is married to Jo Swinson.