Phillip Lee (politician)

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Phillip Lee
Member of Parliament
for Bracknell
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Andrew MacKay
Majority 15,704 (30.1%)
Personal details
Born (1970-09-28) 28 September 1970 (age 43)[1]
Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England[2]
Political party Conservative
Alma mater King's College London
Keble College, Oxford
Imperial College London
Profession Physician

Dr Phillip James Lee (born 28 September 1970) is a British Conservative Party politician. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bracknell since winning the seat at the 2010 United Kingdom general election.

Early life and career[edit]

Phillip Lee was born in 1970, in Buckinghamshire, England. His great-grandfather was a coal miner in Gorseinon, whilst his grandfather served as a tail gunner in a Handley Page Halifax bomber during the Second World War. Lee's father runs a small business. Attending Sir William Borlase's Grammar School, Lee went on to study Human Biology and Biological Anthropology at King's College London and Keble College, Oxford, and then moved onto studying medicine at Imperial College London.[2] After working at several hospitals, Lee qualified as a general practitioner (GP), and at the time of his selection to be the Conservative candidate for Bracknell he was a part-time GP working across the Thames Valley.[3]

Political career[edit]

Joining the Conservative Party's organisation in Beaconsfield in 1992 - of which he would become deputy chairman after 2004 - Lee ran successfully for the local council in 2001. For the 2005 United Kingdom general election, he campaigned unsuccessfully as the party's candidate for Blaenau Gwent in south Wales, coming fifth. In May 2006, he was appointed as a priority national candidate - someone whom the Conservative Party wishes selected for a winnable seat.[3] In 2009, he joined Maidenhead's local Conservative organisation, and on 17 October of that year, Lee was elected in an open primary from a seven-person shortlist - which included prominent Conservative blogger Iain Dale, and Rory Stewart - to be the party's candidate for Bracknell at the 2010 United Kingdom general election.[3][4] Lee was a member of the A-List.[5]

He then went on to win the seat with a majority of 15,704 votes.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Lee played for the 'Old Grumblers' cricket club. He lives in Bisham, and is also on the executive of the Conservative Friends of Bangladesh and is a member of the Conservative Middle East Council.[3]


  1. ^ "Phillip Lee MP". BBC Democracy Live (BBC). Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "LEE, Phillip James". Who's Who. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Dr Phillip Lee – Caring for Bracknell Constituency : Biography". Bracknell Conservative Association. 1 January 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2010. 
  4. ^ Fort, Hugh (12 October 2009). "Tory hopefuls stress links to Bracknell Forest". Bracknell Forest Standard. Retrieved 4 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "ConservativeHome's Seats & Candidates blog: Where are the original A-Listers now? The 27 who are still looking for a seat". 2009-04-23. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  6. ^ "Phillip Lee wins Bracknell General Election 2010". The Wokingham Times. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Andrew MacKay
Member of Parliament for Bracknell