Steve Gilbert

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Steve Gilbert
MP
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Member of Parliament
for St Austell and Newquay
Incumbent
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Constituency Created
Majority 1,312 (2.8%)
Personal details
Born (1976-11-06) 6 November 1976 (age 37)
Truro, Cornwall, England
Nationality British
Political party Liberal Democrat
Religion Christian [1]
Website stephengilbert.org.uk

Stephen David John "Steve" Gilbert[2] (born 6 November 1976) is a British Liberal Democrat politician, who was elected the Member of Parliament (MP) for the new constituency of St Austell and Newquay at the 2010 general election.[3]

Background[edit]

Born in Truro, Gilbert was educated at schools in Lostwithiel, Fowey and St Austell. He went on to study International Politics at University of Wales, Aberystwyth and completed a Masters Degree, also in International Politics, at the London School of Economics.[4]

He is a former Restormel Borough Councillor, whose area overlaps considerably with the constituency, and a former Haringey Borough Councillor. Briefly working in the Westminster office of the then Liberal Democrat MP, Lembit Öpik, and he also worked as a public affairs consultant for a financial services company in London.[5]

Gilbert is one of 24 openly gay MPs in the House of Commons.[6]

Parliamentary career[edit]

He was first elected to Parliament in 2010 as MP for the new constituency of St Austell and Newquay with a majority of 1,312.

Parliamentary Roles[edit]

On being elected, Stephen was appointed to the Select Committee for Communities and Local Government. He has also served as a Junior Government Whip and as chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Housing.

In September 2012, Stephen was appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Energy & Climate Change Secretary of State Ed Davey MP.

He was also a member of the Public Bill Committee for the Defence Reform Bill.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Letts, Quentin (5 February 2013). "'Equality' was said so often it became as bruised as an old peach". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "List of Members returned to serve in Parliament at the General Election 2010". London Gazette. 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  3. ^ Staff (7 May 2010). "Election 2010: St Austell & Newquay". BBC News (BBC). Retrieved 9 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Stephen Gilbert". 
  5. ^ "Steve Gilbert background". 
  6. ^ Geen, Jessica. "Lib Dem MP Steve Gilbert calls for progress on gay marriage". PinkNews.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  7. ^ "House of Commons Public Bill Committee on the Defence Reform Bill 2013-14". Parliament.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for St Austell and Newquay
2010 – present
Incumbent