Martin Vickers

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Martin Vickers
MP
Member of Parliament
for Cleethorpes
Incumbent
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Shona McIsaac
Majority 4,298 (9.6%)
Personal details
Born Martin John Vickers
(1950-09-13) 13 September 1950 (age 63)[1]
Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Ann Gill
Children One daughter
Residence Cleethorpes
Alma mater University of Lincoln
Website www.martinvickers.org.uk

Martin John Vickers[2] (born 13 September 1950) is a British Conservative Party politician. He was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Cleethorpes at the 2010 general election.

Early life[edit]

Born in Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, Vickers was educated at Havelock School and Grimsby College.[3] He attained a politics degree at the University of Lincoln after six years as a part-time student in 2004.[4] In 2011, he stepped down as a Conservative councillor on North East Lincolnshire Council for the Scartho ward.[5] Before being elected an MP he served as full-time Conservative agent for an MP in a nearby constituency.[citation needed]

Parliamentary career[edit]

Vickers was elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Cleethorpes in the 2010 general election by a majority of 4,298.[6] On 24 October 2011, Vickers joined the Conservative backbench rebellion to vote in favour of a national referendum on the European Union.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Ann and has one daughter.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Martin Vickers MP". BBC Democracy Live. BBC. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "2010 Parliamentary Elections". North East Lincolnshire Council. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  3. ^ "Martin Vickers". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  4. ^ a b "Vickers, Martin". Politics.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  5. ^ "Cllr Vickers, Martin". North East Lincolnshire Council. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  6. ^ "Cleethorpes". BBC News. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Shona McIsaac
Member of Parliament for Cleethorpes
2010–present
Incumbent