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 45)
Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Residence Purfleet, England, UK
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. Born in Sheffield, she lives in Purfleet. She joined the Conservative Party in 1986, as a teenager.

Education and employment[edit]

Doyle-Price was educated at Notre Dame High School, Sheffield and 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, she 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]

Doyle-Price is a member of "the forty" – the forty Conservative MPs with the smallest majorities.[8] In 2012 she was named by Conservative Home as one of a minority of loyal Conservative backbench MPs not to have voted against the government in any significant rebellions.[9]

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".[10]

Doyle-Price was a co-sponsor of the private member's EU membership referendum bill that was given a second reading on 5 July 2013.[11] On 14 January 2014, she led a debate in Westminster Hall on options for the new Lower Thames Crossing.[12]


  1. ^ "List of Members Returned to Serve in Parliament at the General Election 2010". The London Gazette. 13 May 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Election 2010 – Thurrock". BBC News Online. 
  3. ^ "Tories Select Jackie Doyle-Price for Thurrock MP". Thurrock Conservatives. 18 July 2007. 
  4. ^ "Profile on Jackie Doyle-Price, Thurrock's new MP". Thurrock Gazette. 7 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Jackie wins Thurrock for Tories". The Enquirer. 7 May 2010. 
  6. ^ Your Thurrock report, 29 June 2010.
  7. ^ Profile on Conservative web site
  8. ^ "The Forty's mission to challenge Tory stereotypes", bbc.co.uk; accessed 6 August 2014.
  9. ^ Barrett, Matthew. "The 24 Conservative MPs who are still on the backbenches and have never rebelled". Conservative Home. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  10. ^ Conservative Home Blogs, May 2013; accessed 6 August 2014.
  11. ^ Profile, politics.co.uk; accessed 6 August 2014.
  12. ^ "Democracy Live", bbc.co.uk; accessed 6 August 2014.

External links[edit]

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