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South Basildon and East Thurrock (House of Commons)
Mr Stephen Metcalfe MP (Conservative)
Surgery: 2 Orsett Business Park
Surgery Tel: 01268 200430
MP Since - 2010 Majority - 5,772 Born - 1966, Married (Angela), 2 children (Tom and Katie).
Education - Loughton School (1977-82), Buckhurst Hill School VI Form (1982-84).
Previous Occupation - Family Printing Business (Romford).
Personal Overview - Small businessman who has had an active involvement in local politics across metropolitan Essex. His campaign for Parliament focused strongly on the need to balance competing demands placed on Essex by development pressure; in equal measure opportunity and blight. Although a local of the London/Essex metropolitan borders he is something of a newcomer to the Basildon/Pitsea area and will therefore need the time afforded by the election result to establish himself fully on a constituency level. In the event of a national Labour revival his Parliamentary base would be at risk and therefore a incumbency loytalty vote may prove a crucial advantage.
Political History - Former Councillor, Epping Forest District Council, Former Cabinet Member for Customer Services, ICT & e-Government, Parliamentary Candidate for Ilford North (2005), Member for Basildon South & East Thurrock (2010-). Member of the Science and Technology Select Committee (2010-).
Characteristics - In his spare time he enjoys amateur dramatics, rugby union and going to the gym. Trustee, Age Concern Basildon. Former School Governor, London comprehensive. Volunteer, East London homeless shelter.
Business Tel: 020 7219 3000
Interests: Small Business,Media,Law & Order,Education & Training,Health
- Science and Technology Committee (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (Vice Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Pensions (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Print Group (Vice Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group in support of Visteon Pensioners (Chairman)
- UK-Bahrain Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Gibraltar Group (Member)
- Kurdistan Region in Iraq Group (Vice Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mongolia (Member)
Eastern (European Parliament)
Mr Stuart Agnew MEP (UK Independence)
MEP Since - 2009 Born - 30/08/49 Married, 3 sons.
Education - Education: Blickling Lodge School. Hordle House School. Gordonstoun School. Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester (Agricultural Science) (2 years), gained the MRAC with the McLennan Silver Medal. National Diploma in Agriculture.
Previous Occupation - Worked in a school in India at the age of 18, teaching English for 1 year. Worked in a dairy farm in Buckinghamshire for 1 year. Farm Manager in the UK (3 years), worked in South Africa, had several jobs including working for Prudential. Soil and Water Conservation Officer for the Ministry of Agriculture in Rhodesia (1975-76), Rhodesian Army (1975-76). Employed on the family farm (1977-83). Ran the family farming business in Fakenham, Norfolk (1983-).
Personal Overview - Elected to the European Parliament in 2009 from second place on the party list. Experienced farmer who has since 1983 ran his family farm in Norfolk. Has been active within the National Farmers Union in Norfolk for a number of years. He is well travelled, having worked in India, South Africa and Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). Joined UKIP in 1999, dismayed at the way the European Union regulated Farming. Has previously stood as a candidate at both a National and Local level.
Political History - Joined UKIP (1999). Chairman of the Norwich and Norfolk Branch (2003-05), has been a member of the Agricultural Policy Group. Member of the Regional Committee (2004-05). Local Council candidate, North Norfolk District Council (2007). General Election candidate for Mid Norfolk (2001), for North Norfolk (2005) and candidate for Broadland at the next General Election. European Parliamentary candidate for the Eastern Region (2004). MEP Eastern Region (from second on the party list) (2009-). Member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee (2009-). Substitute member of the Constitutional Affairs Committee (2011-). Member of the Fisheries Committee (2012-).
Other Information - Norfolk County Chairman of the National Farmers Union (NFU) (1998). Norfolk Delegate to HQ Council NFU (2000-). Chairman of Castle Acre Cricket Club. Drove from the UK to India at the age of 18 with friends to work in a School teaching English.
Intergroups - N/a.
Interests: Agriculture,Small Business,Foreign Affairs
- Fisheries (Member)
- Agriculture & Rural Development (Member)
- Constitutional Affairs (Substitute)
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