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St Albans (House of Commons)
Ms Anne Main MP (Conservative)
Surgery: 104 High Street
Surgery Tel: 0207 219 3000
MP Since - 2005 Majority - 2,305 Born - 17/05/1957, Widowed (1 son, 2 daughters). Remarried (1 son).
Education - Bishop of Llandaff Secondary School, Cardiff. Swansea University (BA English 1978). Sheffield University (PGCE 1979).
Previous Occupation - Teaching and family (1979-80). Home-maker (1980-90). Carer for terminally ill husband (1990-91). Single parent and supply teacher (1991-95).
Personal Overview - She is an active conservative member. She has spent much of her time on public service, council duties and political fund raising, especially for the Southern Region Conservative Women's' club. She supports charities like the Red Cross. Politically she is fighting against the high housing quotas in Hertfordshire, citing issues of resulting overcrowding. She also serves on the St Albans litter steering committee, aiming to create a tidier environment. Will need to strengthen her hold on what is a marginal seat and maintain a local profile.
Political History - Councillor for Beaconsfield Parish Council (1999-2002) and South Buckinghamshire District Council (2001-). MP for St Albans (2005-). Member of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) Select Committee (2005-06), Communities & Local Government Select Committee (2006-10). Member of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee (2009-10).
Characteristics - Her interests are dogs, art, reading, food and wine and exploring France. Member of the Conservative Women's Club, St Albans Conservative and Beaconsfield Conservative Clubs. She supports the International League for the Protection of Horses (1999-) and the Berks, Oxon and Bucks Wildlife Trust (2001).
Business Tel: 0207 219 8270
Interests: Housing,Animal Welfare,Education & Training,Health,Charities,Local Government
- Thameslink Route Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Albania (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Bangladesh (Chairman)
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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