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)

Windsor, Berkshire[2]

Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Frank
Alma mater 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 Conservative turned Independent Bob Spink, who received 12,174 votes.[4][5]

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]

Personal life[edit]

Rebecca Harris attended Bedales School before studying at The London School of Economics. Harris lives in Castle Point with her husband Frank and their young son.


  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