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Bromley and Chislehurst (House of Commons)
Mr Bob Neill MP (Conservative)
Surgery: Bromley & Chislehurst
5 Whitehorse Hill
Surgery Tel: 020 8295 2639
MP Since - 2006 (By-election) Majority - 13,900 Born - 26/06/1952. Single. Education - Abbs Cross School, Hornchurch. London School of Economics.
Previous Occupation - Trainee dealer, London Stock Exchange (1974); Barrister in Private Practice (1975-). Called to the Irish Bar (1990).
Personal Overview - From a legal background, his political experience includes Local Government and prior to his election in 2006 was a parliamentary candidate on two occasions. Favours a Greater London Authority with a limited role, with interests including resisting developments on green belt land, not penalising motorists in transport policy, criminal Justice policy and Arts & Cultural policy. He is likely to be knowledgeable on suburban local issues which would affect his constituency area. Shortly after his election, he was promoted to become a Conservative spokesman in Communities and Local Government, given his background in the GLA, it is an area where he his likely to have some knowledge. This portfolio was carried into Government in May 2010, but he returned to the backbenches at the 2012 reshuffle.
Political History - Councillor, Havering Council (1974-90), GLC Councillor for Romford (1985-86). Parliamentary Candidate for Dagenham (1983, 1987). Greater London Conservatives Chairman (1996-99). GLA Member (2000-08). Leader of the Conservative Group on the GLA (2000-02). MP Bromley & Chislehurst (2006-). Member of the Constitutional Affairs/Justice Select Committee (2006-10). Member of the Justice Select Committee (2012-13). Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government (Shadow Minister for London) (2007-10). Conservative Party Deputy Chairman (2008-10). Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government (2010-12).
Political History (Greater London Authority) - GLA Member Bexley & Bromley (2000-). Member of the London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority (2000-), Budget Committee. Chairman of the Spatial Development Strategy Investigative Committee (2000-02), Chairman of the Planning & Spatial Development Committee (2002-05), Member (2005-), Member of the Children & Young People's Strategy Investigative Committee (2003-05). Leader of the Conservative Group on the GLA (2000-02). Member of the Commission on London Governance (2005-), member of the Environment Committee (2005-). Planning Spokesman.
Other Information - Founder Director of the North East Thames Business Advisory Centre. Was leader of the London Fire & Civil Defence Authority (1985-87). Is a fluent French speaker.
Business Tel: 020 7219 6344
Interests: Environment,Arts & Heritage,Transport,Law & Order,Planning Issues
- All-Party Parliamentary Channel Islands Group (Member)
Bexley and Bromley (Greater London Authority)
Mr James Cleverly AM (Conservative)
GLA Member Since - 2008 Majority - 47,768 Born - 1969. Married, 2 sons.
Education - Colfe's School for Boys, London. Thames Valley University (Business Degree).
Previous Occupation - First National Bank PLC - New Business Executive (1994-95). Dominion Press Ltd - Sales Executive (1995-96). VNU Business Publications Ltd - Sales Development Manager (1996-2002). Informa Professional - International Advertising Manager (2002-03). British Army - mobilized in support of Operation Telic (2004). Crimson Business - Group Advertising Manager (2005-06). Caspian Publishing - Online Commercial Manager (2006-07). Point & Fire Media Ltd - Commercial Director and owner (2007-). Officer in the Territorial Army, rising to the rank of Major. Commanded the 266 (para) Battery Royal Artillery (Volunteers) until 2005.
Personal Overview - Achieved election to the London Assembly after serving his time as a party candidate in both local and national elections. Has a career background working in the publishing sector, having worked with a number of business organisations including the CBI to produce magazines, events and websites to help growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Entered politics relatively recently, joining the Conservative Party in 2000. His political interests include home affairs and community cohesion.
Political History - Candidate for Lewisham Council (2002). Conservative General Election candidate for Lewisham East in 2005. Candidate for Elected Mayor of Lewisham (2006). GLA Member Bexley & Bromley (2008-). Member of the Metropolitan Police Authority (2008-), member of the Transport Committee (2008-11), member of the Budget and Performance Committee (2008-09), member of the Environment Committee (2008-), member of the Health and Public Services Committee (2008), Chairman (2008-11). Chairman of the Waste and Recycling Board (2010-). Member of the Business Management and Administration Committee (2011-). Member of the Planning and Housing Committee (2011-). Member of the Time for Action Panel (2011-). Member of the Police and Crime Committee (2011-).
Other Information - Joined the Territorial Army in 1989, an officer since 1991. Member of the Bow Group and donor to the CSJ. He completed the 2001 London Marathon and has both played and coached Rugby. Has an interest in the Triathlon.
All Party Groups - N/a.
Business Tel: 020 7983 6571
Interests: Community Cohesion,Defence,Publishing,Home Affairs
- Time for Action Panel (Member)
- Environment Committee (Member)
- Planning and Housing Committee (Member)
- Business Management and Administration Committee (Member)
London (European Parliament)
Ms Marina Yannakoudakis MEP (Conservative)
MEP Since - 2009 Born - 16/04/1956. Married, 3 children.
Education - Brunel University, BSC in Government, Politics and Modern History. Open University, MA in Education.
Previous Occupation - Financial Director of a family business (pan-European).
Personal Overview - Elected to the European Parliament from third place on the London Conservative Party list. Has been involved running a small business for over 23 years with experience negotiating in in Europe on behalf of her UK clients. She has campaigned to reduce regulation on business, reducing EU waste and fraud and on the sensible managing of migration. She also has experience raising funds for charity, as a former Chair of the Mayor of Barnet's Charity Appeal 2005/06 raising money for the mental health charity MIND.
Political History - Councillor, London Borough of Barnet. Has been Deputy Chairman of Chipping Barnet Conservative Association. MEP London Region (2009-). Membe rof the Delegation to the EU-Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee (2009-). Substitute member of the Delegation for relations with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo (2009-). Member of the Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee (2009-). Member of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (2009-).
Other Information - School Governor. She was a Chairman of the Federation of Conservative Students at Brunel University and Chairperson for Communications on it's Student Union Executive. In her spare time she plays the saxophone and produces her own sculptures which she donates to charity.
Intergroups - N/a.
Interests: Small Business,Business & Finance,Local Government
- Environment, Public Health & Food Safety (Member)
- Women's Rights & Gender Equality (Member)
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