Simon Reevell

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Simon Reevell
Member of Parliament
for Dewsbury
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Shahid Malik
Majority 1,526 (2.8%)
Personal details
Born (1966-03-02) 2 March 1966 (age 48)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Louise Reevell
Residence Kirkburton, West Yorkshire
Alma mater Manchester Polytechnic, Lincoln's Inn
Profession Barrister

Simon Justin Reevell[1] (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[edit]

Reevell was born and raised in the East Riding of Yorkshire. After attending Manchester Polytechnic and obtaining a degree in Economics, he embarked on a career in the army but this was cut short by injury. Instead he decided to train as a barrister and was called to the bar in 1990.[2][3]

Based in chambers in Leeds, he practises in general criminal law, specialising in defending service personnel at courts-martial both in the UK and abroad.

MP for Dewsbury[edit]

Reevell was selected to represent the Conservative Party in Dewsbury at the 2010 general election. He won the seat from Labour with a 5.9% swing to the Conservatives from Shahid Malik.[4]

Personal life[edit]

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.[5]


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Shahid Malik
Member of Parliament for Dewsbury