Rebecca Harris

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Rebecca Harris
MP
Member of Parliament
for Castle Point
Incumbent
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Bob Spink
Majority 7,632 (17%)
Personal details
Born (1967-12-22) 22 December 1967 (age 47)[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.


Education[edit]

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

Business Career[edit]

Rebecca spent most of her working life with Phillimore & Co. publishers, working in warehousing as a delivery driver and Sales Rep. Working her way through the ranks of the company she eventually joined the Board as Marketing Director.

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 was elected as MP for Castle Point in 2010 with a majority of 7,632[1]

In 2012 Harris was named by Conservative Home as one of a minority of loyal Conservative backbench MPs not to have voted against the government in any significant rebellions.[4]

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.[5] On 20 January 2012, the legislation ran out of time to progress, meaning that the United Kingdom would remain on Western European Time.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Rebecca Harris MP". BBC Democracy Live (BBC). Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Who's Who". Ukwhoswho.com. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  3. ^ http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/59418/notices/1118281/from=2010-05-06;to=2010-05-19;all=returned+westminster/
  4. ^ Barrett, Matthew. "The 24 Conservative MPs who are still on the backbenches and have never rebelled". Conservative Home. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Denise Winterman (24 February 2011). "Could the UK work with two different time zones?". BBC News Magazine. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "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
2010–present
Incumbent