George Hollingbery

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George Hollingbery
Member of Parliament
for Meon Valley
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Constituency Created
Majority 12,125 (23.7%)
Personal details
Born (1963-10-12) 12 October 1963 (age 51)[1]
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
Nationality English
Political party Conservatives
Spouse(s) Janette Hollingbery
Website Official Website

George Michael Edward Hollingbery[2] BA[3] MBA (born 12 October 1963) is a British Conservative Party politician who was elected at the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Meon Valley, a new Hampshire constituency created as a result of changes made by the Boundary Commission for England.[4]

Radley College

Hollingbery was educated at Radley College, gaining a BA in human sciences from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford in 1985. He then gained an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.[5]

Hollingbery's career was spent investing in and starting up businesses, the best known of which was veterinary chain Companion Care, sold to Pets at Home in 2002. In 2005 he began a property investment business, run from his Alresford home. Hollingbery entered politics at grass roots level, before being elected to Winchester City Council in 1999, becoming deputy leader in 2006.[3] Hollingbery stood in Winchester in the 2005 general election, having managed the previous candidate's campaign in 2001, but was defeated by Liberal Democrat Mark Oaten.


  1. ^ "George Hollingbery MP". BBC Democracy Live. BBC. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  2. ^;to=2010-05-19;all=returned+westminster/
  3. ^ a b "George Hollingbery". Conservative Party website. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Election 2010: Meon Valley". Southern Daily Echo. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Profile - George Hollingbery". Retrieved 7 May 2010. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Meon Valley
2010 –present