John Stevenson (British politician)
|Member of Parliament
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Eric Martlew|
4 July 1963 |
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
|Alma mater||University of Dundee|
(Andrew) John Stevenson (born 4 July 1963) is a British Conservative Party politician who was elected at the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Carlisle, when winning the seat from Labour.
Stevenson was educated in Aberdeen and graduated from the University of Dundee with Honours in History and Politics. He then studied law at Chester before qualifying as a Solicitor. He is a partner in the law firm Bendles based in the centre of Carlisle. Stevenson lives on the edge of the city of Carlisle.
Stevenson has been heavily involved in Carlisle and North Cumbria politics for nearly 15 years. He has been chairman of the Carlisle Constituency Association as well as Penrith and the Border. He is the chairman of the North Cumbria Conservatives which is a federation of the four North Cumbria Constituencies. Stevenson was a Councillor on the Carlisle City Council from 1999 until he resigned shortly after his election as Member of Parliament.
Aside from his duties as a constituency MP, he is the chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Food and Drink, which advises the direction of national policy on British food and drink manufacture. In October 2012, Stevenson was appointed to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee.
- John Stevenson MP official constituency website
- John Stevenson MP Conservative Party profile
- North West Conservatives
- Interview with John Stevenson MP about his election in 2010 at Catch21
- Electoral history and profile at The Guardian
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
- Profile at Westminster Parliamentary Record
- Profile at BBC News Democracy Live
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Carlisle