Anne Marie Morris

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Anne Marie Morris
MP
Member of Parliament
for Newton Abbot
Incumbent
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by none (seat created)
Majority 523 (1.1%)
Personal details
Born (1957-07-05) 5 July 1957 (age 57)
London,[1] United Kingdom
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Alma mater Hertford College, Oxford
Website www.annemariemorris.co.uk

Anne Marie Morris (born London, 5 July 1957)[2] is a British Conservative Party politician, who was elected at the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Newton Abbot.

Early life[edit]

Morris was born in 1957 and was educated at Bryanston School, Dorset. She then studied law at Oxford University, before pursuing a legal career. She later moved into the field of marketing, working for several firms, before setting up her own business. She also studied and gained an MBA from the Open University. Her move into politics came after her step-father suffered a heart attack and ended up on a trolley in a hospital corridor. It was this that brought about Morris's desire to campaign for change in the NHS.

Politics[edit]

West Sussex County Council[edit]

Morris was elected as a County Councillor on West Sussex County Council for the division of Cuckfield & Lucastes n 2005 and went on the chair the Council's Health Scrutiny Committee.

Member of Parliament[edit]

Morris was elected to the Seat of Newton Abbot in the 2010.

External Links

Hansard - Oral and Written questions raised by this member

Newton Abbot[edit]

Morris has Devon roots going back over 200 years and now lives with her family in Newton Abbot.[3]

In 2006 Morris was selected by the local Conservative Party association to contest the Newton Abbot parliamentary constituency.[4]

May 2010 general election[edit]

In the 2010 general election Morris was elected on a 5% swing from the Liberal Democrats. In a close contest she defeated the incumbent, Richard Younger-Ross, by 523 votes.

Political interests[edit]

Morris is actively interested in small businesses, and co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Micro Businesses.[5] In Newton Abbot she has established Teignbridge Business Buddies, a scheme that offers support to small businesses.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who's Who". Ukwhoswho.com. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  2. ^ "Newton Abbot Academy Trust". Dellam Corporate Information. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "About Anne Marie Morris MP – Member of Parliament for Newton Abbot". annemariemorris.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  4. ^ "ConservativeHome's Seats & Candidates blog: Anne-Marie Morris adopted for Newton Abbot". conservativehome.blogs.com. 2006-12-02. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  5. ^ "House of Commons - Register Of All-Party Groups as at 15 June 2012: Micro Businesses". Publications.parliament.uk. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Richard Younger-Ross
Member of Parliament for Newton Abbot
2010–present
Incumbent