Jessica Lee

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Jessica Lee
MP
Jessica Lee MP.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Erewash
Incumbent
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Liz Blackman
Majority 2,501 (5.2%)
Personal details
Born (1976-04-07) 7 April 1976 (age 38)
Nottingham, England
Political party Conservative
Alma mater Royal Holloway, University of London; College of Law
Website www.jessicaleemp.com

Jessica Katherine Lee[1] (b. 7 April 1976, Nottingham)[2] is a British politician. A member of the Conservative Party, she was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Erewash in Derbyshire in 2010.[1] She is currently the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Attorney General, Dominic Grieve.

Early life[edit]

Lee was educated at Loughborough High School and Royal Holloway, University of London, where she graduated with a degree in History & Politics in 1997[3] and served as Chair of the college's Conservative Students Society. She was the first person from her family to go to university.[4]

Lee went on to study at the College of Law. She was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 2000, and practiced as a barrister specialising in family law.[4]

At the 2005 general election, Lee stood as a parliamentary candidate for the Conservative Party in Camberwell and Peckham, finishing third with 9.8% of the vote in a constituency won by the incumbent Labour Party MP Harriet Harman.[5]

Parliamentary career[edit]

Lee was elected to the House of Commons as MP for Erewash in the 2010 general election with a majority of 2,501.[6] After her victory was confirmed, she said: "I feel privileged, honoured, slightly overwhelmed. I mean it when I say I will do my best to serve everyone in Erewash, whether they voted for me or not".[7] Lee has campaigned enthusiastically for the opening of a railway station in Ilkeston and has raised the issue in the House of Commons.[8]

Following the formation of the Cameron Ministry in May 2010, Lee was appointed as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Attorney General, Dominic Grieve.[9]

In January 2014, Lee announced her intention to step down at the 2015 general election.[10]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Liz Blackman
Member of Parliament for Erewash
2010–present
Incumbent