Fiona Bruce (politician)

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Fiona Bruce
MP
Member of Parliament
for Congleton
Incumbent
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Lady Winterton
Majority 7,063 (13.9%)
Personal details
Born Fiona Claire Bruce
(1957-03-26) 26 March 1957 (age 57)
Wick, Highland, Scotland
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Richard
Children Samuel Bruce and Daniel Bruce
Alma mater University of Manchester
Religion Evangelical Christian
Website fionabruce.mp

Fiona Claire Bruce[1] (born 26 March 1957)[2] is a Scottish Conservative Party politician who is the Member of Parliament for Congleton, elected at the 2010 general election.[3][4]

Born Fiona Claire Riley in Wick in the Scottish Highlands, she was educated at Burnley High School for Girls and Howell's School Llandaff. She went on to study law at the University of Manchester and Chester Law College.

She was admitted as a solicitor in 1981, and has been senior partner of the firm she founded, Fiona Bruce & Co, since its creation in 1988.

She was elected in 2004 to Warrington Borough Council, on which she served as the executive member for finance from 2006-2009. She stepped down from the council on her election to Parliament in 2010.

She unsuccessfully contested Warrington South at the 2005 general election, finishing second to the sitting Labour MP, Helen Southworth.

Following her selection as the Conservative Party candidate for the constituency, she denied that she had been chosen as a result of an orchestrated campaign by religious groups sympathetic to her evangelical Christian beliefs.[5]

She has been a member of the Scottish Affairs Select Committee since 2010.[6]

She was awarded the title Small Businesswoman of the Year in 2003 and gained a place on the Conservative A-List in 2006.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 59418. p. 8740. 13 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Who's Who". Ukwhoswho.com. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  3. ^ TheyWorkForYou.com
  4. ^ BBC Election 2010
  5. ^ "Christian Tories rewrite party doctrine". The Financial Times. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Fiona Bruce". parliament.uk. 2010-05-06. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  7. ^ *Who is on the A-list? at conservativehome web site
  8. ^ Conservative A-List and selections dated 4th Jun 2006 at colin-ross.org.uk

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Ann Winterton
Member of Parliament for Congleton
2010–present
Incumbent