Angie Bray

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Angie Bray
MP
Member of Parliament
for Ealing Central and Acton
Incumbent
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Constituency Created
Majority 3,716 (7.9%)
Leader - London Assembly Conservatives
In office
2004–2006
Mayor Ken Livingstone
Preceded by Eric Ollerenshaw
Succeeded by Richard Barnes
Member of the London Assembly
for West Central
In office
4 May 2000 – 1 May 2008
Preceded by Constituency Created
Succeeded by Kit Malthouse
Personal details
Born (1953-10-13) 13 October 1953 (age 60)[1]
Croydon, Surrey, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Alma mater University of St Andrews

Angela "Angie" Lavinia Bray[2] (born 13 October 1953) is a British Conservative Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ealing Central and Acton since 2010.

Biography[edit]

Born in Croydon, she attended Downe House School, Thatcham and the University of St Andrews where she studied medieval history.

In 1979, she joined the British Forces Broadcasting Service in Gibraltar, a year later she joined LBC Radio as a presenter, producer and reporter. She was employed as head of broadcasting at the Conservative Central Office from 1989. She was a press officer for the John Major's 1990 leadership campaign. She then served as the press secretary to Party Chairman, Chris Patten during the 1992 general election, also assisting the Press Office again in the 2005 campaign, after which she worked as a public affairs consultant.

She unsuccessfully contested East Ham at the 1997 general election, finishing second behind Stephen Timms. She was previously member of the London Assembly for West Central London from 2000 until 2008, when she stood down, acting as Conservative leader in the Assembly from 2006.[3] She was placed on the 'A-List' of Conservative Party candidates for the 2010 General Election.[4]

After Bray's election to Parliament, she was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Cabinet Office Minister, Francis Maude.[5] She is a Vice-President of Conservative Friends of Poland.[6]]

Bray was sacked as Parliamentary Private Secretary in July 2012 after she voted against a coalition government Bill on reforming the House of Lords.

She lives in the constituency with her partner, Nigel.

Voting History[edit]

Public Whip classifies Bray as rebelling against the majority of her party in 3 of 827 votes, or 0.4 percent.[7]

Bray voted against a motion by rebel Conservative MPs to force an early referendum on EU membership.[8]

Bray supported a reform on the House of Lords

Bray also vote for a 10% V.A.T increase

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New constituency
Member of Parliament for Ealing Central and Acton
2010–present
Incumbent