|Member of Parliament
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Barbara Follett|
9 August 1976 |
Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Born in Liverpool on 9 August 1976, McPartland studied for his first degree in History at the University of Liverpool, graduating in 1997. He studied for an MSc in Technology Management at Liverpool John Moores University the following year. McPartland was the Director of Membership for British American Business (the US Chamber of Commerce), based in London.
McPartland commenced his political career in 1999 in Warrington where he managed a range of local council, Parliamentary and European election campaigns, before moving to Hertfordshire in 2001 to work as a Campaign Manager.
McPartland’s political interests include: health care - with a particular focus on cancer treatment and respiratory diseases, education, science and technology including satellite technology, international trade, policing, addiction treatment, urban regeneration, and government procurement of IT projects.
He served on the Science and Technology select committee between 2011 and 2012
He also sat on the 2011 Education Bill Committee and participated in all stages of the Bill’s passage through Parliament
McPartland has been involved with the running of several All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs), including:
- Chair, Furniture Industry APPG,
- Chair, Respiratory Health APPG,
- Board, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology,
- Chair, Child and Youth Crime APPG,
- Treasurer, Child Health and Vaccine Preventable Diseases APPG,
- Vice-Chair, Internet & Communications Technology, and
- Chair, Literacy APPG.
In July 2014, Stephen McPartland MP was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Lord Livingston.
McPartland is Chairman of The Furniture Ombudsman, a not-for-profit, industry-wide customer disputes resolution body and is a non-executive director of Furniture Village. McPartland is a Trustee of The Living Room Charity, which offers a wide range of free addiction treatment services and a Patron of the Turn the Tide project. Both are locally based charitable organisations founded in Stevenage. McPartland is also a Patron of Trailblazers, a national charity that reduces re-offending among young people through providing volunteer mentors.
McPartland lives in Stevenage with his wife Emma, who is a teacher at a local primary school.
- "MP Biographies". UK Parliament Website. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
- "Committee Membership". Education Bill. Parliament UK. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
- "Register of All-Party Groups". Parliament UK. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
- McGurran, Deborah (13 February 2013). "Right and left united over tax avoidance". BBC. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
- Goodall, Andrew (23 November 2012). "Tory MP asks FTSE 100 companies to back country-by-country reporting". Tax Journal. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
- Hope, Christopher (24 January 2013). "Thumbs down from FTSE100 businesses to David Cameron's call for more tax disclosure". Telegraph. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
- "Dods Politics". 22 July 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
- "The Furniture Ombudsman, The Board of Directors". The Furniture Ombudsman. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
- "UK Parliament Members Register of Interests 2014-15". 30 March 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
- "Trailblazers website". Retrieved 27 March 2013.
- Official website
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
- Profile at BBC News Democracy Live
- Campaign for a Radiotherapy Unit at Lister Hospital facebook campaign supported by McPartland
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Stevenage