|Member of Parliament
for Filton and Bradley Stoke
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Constituency Created|
23 August 1969 |
Southmead, Bristol, England
Giacomo (Jack) Lopresti (23 August 1969) is a British Conservative Party politician. In the 2010 general election he was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Filton and Bradley Stoke, a constituency newly created by changes made by the Boundary Commission for England.
Lopresti previously represented the Stockwood Ward on Bristol City Council from 1999 to 2007. He also stood unsuccessfully for the Bristol East constituency in 2001, and for the South West at the European Parliament elections in 2004.
On leaving school, Lopresti worked in his family ice cream and catering business locally for over ten years. Post 1997, he worked in the financial services and residential property sectors, as a consultant and manager. He trained, and ran an office, in the Bradley Stoke and Stoke Gifford area. He has also served in the Territorial Army in the 266 Battery, Royal Artillery as a gunner, serving with the 29 Commando for a year, which culminated in a 5 month tour in Afghanistan.
Lopresti is currently[when?] an Army Reservist, serving as a trooper in the Royal Gloucester Hussars. Prior to that, Lopresti was a gunner with 266 Commando Battery, which is based in Whiteladies Road. During that time, Lopresti served, as a mobilized reservist, with 29 Commando RA for a year and was deployed in Helmand Province, in Afghanistan, on Operation Herrick 9 for 5 months over Christmas and New Year 2008/9. Whilst in Afghanistan, Lopresti ran the Camp Bastion Half Marathon, for Help the Heroes, on New Years Day 2009.
In 2011, he was a member of the special Select Committee set up to scrutinise the Bill that became the Armed Forces Act 2011.
- "Election 2010: Filton and Bradley Stoke result". politics.co.uk. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
- "Biography". telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
- "Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill". parliament.uk. Retrieved 20 Sep 2013.
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