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Castle Point (House of Commons)
Ms Rebecca Harris MP (Conservative)
Surgery: Castle Point Conservatives Bernard Braine House
8 Green Road
Essex SS7 5JT
Surgery Tel: 01268 792 992
MP Since - 2010 Majority - 7,632 Born - 22/12/1967. Married (Frank), 1 son.
Education - London School of Economics (BSc Government).
Previous Occupation - Worked for Phillimore & Co. Marketing Director and Board member (1997-2007). Worked as a Campaign Officer at the Research Department at Conservative Central Office (1999-2003). Former Special Adviser to Tim Yeo MP, also working at his constituency office (2003-10).
Personal Overview - Replaced former MP Bob Spink at the 2010 General Election, he had defected to UKIP during the previous parliament. From a publishing background working for Phillimore & Co, a specialist publisher on British local history, including books on Benfleet, Canvey Island, Hadleigh and Thundersley. She worked her way up the company over a period of years, eventually becoming Marketing Director in 1997. Following her business career, she gained political experience through Local Government as a Councillor while also working at Conservative Central Office and for Tim Yeo MP as a Special Advisor covering issues such as transport, business and health. She has campaigned on local issues such as protecting the 'Green Belt' from housing development and working with local residents group to stop inappropriate industrial development on Canvey Island. Is also likely to be interested in small business.
Political History - Councillor, Chichester District Council (1999-2003). MP Castle Point (2010-). Member of the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (2010-). Member of the Regulatory Reform Select Committee (2012-).
Characteristics - Has declared an aim to encourage more young people to be interested in politics.
Business Tel: 020 7219 3000
Interests: Small Business,Transport,Education & Training,Health,Planning Issues
- Regulatory Reform Committee (Member)
- Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Rebalancing the British Economy (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency Group (Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Hepatology Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Hockey (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Housing and Planning Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Intellectual Property Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Combating Metal Theft (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Outsourcing and Shared Services (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Pharmacy (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group in support of Visteon Pensioners (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Women in Parliament (Secretary)
- Afghanistan (Associate Group) (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: Small Business,Agriculture,Foreign Affairs
- Fisheries (Member)
- Agriculture & Rural Development (Member)
- Constitutional Affairs (Substitute)
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