Rebecca Harris

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Rebecca Harris
Member of Parliament
for Castle Point
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Bob Spink
Majority 7,632 (17%)
Personal details
Born (1967-12-22) 22 December 1967 (age 46)[1]
Windsor, Berkshire, England[2]
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Frank
Alma mater Bedales School
London School of Economics

Rebecca Elizabeth Harris[3] (born 22 December 1967) is a British Conservative Party politician who was elected at the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Castle Point.

Harris received 19,806 votes defeating Bob Spink, a Conservative turned Independent, who received 12,174 votes.[4][5]


Born in Windsor, Berkshire, Harris was educated at the independent Bedales School, and the London School of Economics (BSc).

Political career[edit]

Harris was a Conservative head office campaign co-ordinator during 2000-2001 and Conservative North West London area officer during 2007-2008.[1]

She is a member of the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee and has championed the Daylight Saving Bill which, had it passed, would have moved Britain onto Central European Time.[6] On 20 January 2012, the legislation ran out of time to progress, meaning that the United Kingdom would remain on Western European Time.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Rebecca Harris MP". BBC Democracy Live (BBC). Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Who's Who". Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  3. ^;to=2010-05-19;all=returned+westminster/
  4. ^ Bye, Bye, Bob – Hello, Rebecca, The Canvey Beat, May 7, 2010
  5. ^ Castle Point results, The Independent, May 7, 2010
  6. ^ Denise Winterman (24 February 2011). "Could the UK work with two different time zones?". BBC News Magazine. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Clock change bill runs out of time in Commons". BBC News. 20 January 2012. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Bob Spink
Member of Parliament for Castle Point