Jackie Doyle-Price

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Jackie Doyle-Price
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Member of Parliament
for Thurrock[1]
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Andrew MacKinlay
Majority 92 (0.2%)[2]
Personal details
Born (1969-08-05) 5 August 1969 (age 44)
Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Residence Purfleet, United Kingdom
Alma mater University of Durham
Website www.jackiedoyleprice.com

Jacqueline "Jackie" Doyle-Price (born 5 August 1969) is an English Conservative Party politician who was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Thurrock in the May 2010 general election. She was born in Sheffield and now lives in Purfleet.

Education and employment[edit]

Doyle-Price studied economics at University College, Durham. After graduating she worked for the Sheffield Enterprise Agency and for South Yorkshire Police. She later became Parliamentary Officer at The City of London and then Private Secretary to the Lord Mayor of the City of London.[3]

Political career[edit]

Doyle-Price stood unsuccessfully as the Conservative candidate for Sheffield Hillsborough in the 2005 general election, coming third with 15.02% of the vote.[4] She was elected as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Thurrock at the 2010 General Election, by a majority of 92 (0.2%) after two recounts.[2][5]

Parliamentary activity[edit]

Doyle-Price made her maiden speech on 28 June 2010, speaking about the need for welfare reform. She was prepared to publicly challenge ministers on behalf of her constituents, particularly on transport issues connected with the Dartford Crossing and on the Government postponement of work to improve Junction 30 of the M25.[6]

In June 2010 Doyle-Price was appointed to the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee which is responsible for scrutinising Government spending and whether it is delivering value for money. In May 2012 she was elected Chairman of the All Party Gurkha Welfare Group.[7]

She is a member of "the forty" – the forty Conservative MPs with the smallest majorities.[8]

Following the success of UKIP in the 2013 local elections, she said: "To see Parliamentary colleagues who are calling for an ever closer association with UKIP is exasperating for those of us who are at the coalface in the fight against Labour to secure a majority for the Conservative Party".[9]

Doyle-Price was one of the co-sponsors of the private member's referendum bill that was given a second reading on 5 July 2013.[10]

On 14 January 2014 Doyle-Price led a debate in Westminster Hall on options for the new Lower Thames Crossing.[11]


External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Andrew MacKinlay
Member of Parliament for Thurrock