Stephen Mosley

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Stephen Mosley
Mr Stephen Mosely MP.jpg
Member of Parliament
for City of Chester
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Christine Russell
Majority 2,583 (5.5%)[1]
Personal details
Born (1972-06-22) 22 June 1972 (age 42)
Solihull, Warwickshire, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservative Party (UK)
Spouse(s) Caroline Mosley
Alma mater University of Nottingham
Profession IT Consultant
Religion Church of England

Stephen James Mosley (born 22 June 1972) is a British Conservative Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for the City of Chester since winning the seat at the 2010 general election.


Stephen Mosley was educated at King Edward's School in Birmingham before reading Chemistry at the University of Nottingham.

Political career[edit]

Local Politics[edit]

Stephen Mosley's political career began in 2000 when he was elected to Chester City Council, gaining the Handbridge & St Mary's ward from Labour. He was re-elected in 2004 with the largest number of votes ever recorded in the ward. Stephen Mosley was also the Executive Member for Customer Services. In 2005 Stephen Mosley was elected to represent the Chester Overleigh Division on Cheshire County Council, again gaining the seat from Labour, and was Chairman of the Health & Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee, Vice-chairman of the Community Services Scrutiny Committee and a member of the Cheshire Fire Authority. Between 2007 and 2009 Stephen Mosley was the Deputy Leader of Chester City Council following the end of the Labour and Lib Dem coalition that had governed Chester for almost 20 years.

Parliamentary career[edit]

Stephen Mosley was selected as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for the City of Chester Constituency in September 2007. He spent the next three years campaigning across the city and gained the seat from Labour with 18,995 votes (40.6%)[1] with a majority of 2,583.[1] He has been a member of the Commons Science and Technology Committee since 12 July 2010.[2]

Position on EU Referendum[edit]

During the House of Commons vote on Monday 24 October 2011 on a backbench motion for a bill to be introduced in the next parliamentary session to enable a referendum to be held on Britain's continued membership of the European Union, Mosley was one of 81 Conservative MPs who voted against the Government Whip to support a referendum.


  1. ^ a b c General Election 2010, The Guardian Election Results City of Chester Constituency Accessed, 10 May 2010
  2. ^ Commons Science and Technology Committee Membership

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Christine Russell
Member of Parliament for City of Chester