|The Right Honourable
|Member of Parliament
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Shahid Malik|
2 March 1966 |
East Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Residence||Kirkburton, West Yorkshire|
|Alma mater||Manchester Polytechnic, Lincoln's Inn|
Simon Justin Reevell (born 2 March 1966) is a British barrister and Conservative Party politician. He has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Dewsbury in West Yorkshire since winning the seat at the 2010 election.
Early life and career
Reevell was born and raised in the West Riding of Yorkshire. After attending Manchester Metropolitan University and obtaining a degree in Economics, he embarked on a career in the army as an infantry officer, but this was cut short by injury. As a result he decided to train as a barrister and represented many members of the armed forces before courts martial. One case, in which Simon established that members of the TA were sent to Iraq without adequate training, led him to do all that he could to change the government – which led to him standing to be an MP for Dewsbury at the 2010 general election.
Currently based in chambers in Leeds, he still practises in general criminal law, specialising in defending service personnel at courts-martial both in the UK and abroad, taking on the occasional case alongside his role as MP for Dewsbury. 
MP for Dewsbury
Reevell was selected to represent the Conservative Party in Dewsbury at the 2010 general election. He won the seat from Labour with a small majority of 1,526 (2.85) resulting in a 7.8% swing to the Conservatives from Shahid Malik. It was the first time the seat of Dewsbury had been won by a Conservative MP since that of John Whitfield in the 1983 general election.
He is married to Louise, who is also a barrister. He plays tennis and is interested in late Victorian oil paintings, classic cars and military history.
- The London Gazette: . 13 May 2010. Retrieved 16 February 2011.
- http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/election2010/results/constituency/b38.stm. Missing or empty
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Dewsbury