Stephen Metcalfe (politician)

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Stephen Metcalfe
Member of Parliament
for South Basildon and East Thurrock
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Angela Evans Smith
Majority 5,772 (12.9%)
Personal details
Born (1966-01-09) 9 January 1966 (age 49)[1]
Walthamstow, London, England[2]
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Angela Metcalfe
Children Tom and Katie
Profession Entrepreneur

Stephen James Metcalfe[3] (born 9 January 1966) is a British Conservative Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Basildon and East Thurrock since May 2010. Metcalfe is married to Angela, with whom he has two children, Tom and Katie. Both Stephen and Angela work in their family printing business.

Political career[edit]

Metcalfe won the seat at the general election in May 2010, unseating the then Third Sector and Social Exclusion minister Angela Evans Smith who had been elected to the seat in 1997.[4]

He was the Epping Forest District Councillor and was portfolio holder for Customer Services, ICT & E-government until he stood down in order to concentrate on his campaign to be elected as an MP. As a Councillor he campaigned on issues including green belt protection, the introduction of traffic calming schemes as well as working with communities to find ways of engaging the young.[5]

Metcalfe stood as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate in Ilford South at the 2005 general election.

He is a Vice-President of the Debating Group.[6]