Alberto Costa (British politician)

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Alberto Costa

Official portrait of Alberto Costa crop 2.jpg
Member of Parliament
for South Leicestershire
Assumed office
8 May 2015
Preceded byAndrew Robathan
Majority18,681 (32.9%)
Personal details
Born
Alberto Castrenze Costa

(1971-11-13) 13 November 1971 (age 47)
Political partyConservative
Alma materUniversity of Glasgow
Websitealbertocosta.org.uk Edit this at Wikidata

Alberto Castrenze Costa[1] MP (born 13 November 1971) is a British Conservative Party politician.

Early life[edit]

Alberto Costa was born on 13 November 1971. He trained as a solicitor and worked in the Treasury Solicitor's Department.[2]

Political career[edit]

At the 2010 general election he unsuccessfully contested the constituency of Angus in Scotland.[3]

Costa has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Leicestershire since the May 2015 general election.[4]

Costa was opposed to Brexit prior to the 2016 referendum.[5]

He currently leads the House of Commons delegation of MPs affiliated to the Conservative Friends of Greece parliamentary group.[6]

On 27 February 2019, he was asked to resign, and did so, from his role as parliamentary private secretary in the Scotland Office following his tabling of an amendment to protect rights of EU citizens. Shortly before his resignation the Cabinet minister Sajid Javid backed the amendment in a committee meeting and said the government would support it.[7] It was later passed unopposed, approved 'on the nod' by the Commons.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 61230". The London Gazette. 18 May 2015. p. 9123.
  2. ^ Simmons, Richard (10 April 2015). "Meet the lawyers standing for Parliament". The Lawyer. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015.(subscription required)
  3. ^ "Tories choose Alberto Costa to stand for South Leicestershire in 2015 General Election, after Andrew Robathan decided not to defend his seat". Leicester Mercury. 6 December 2014. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Election 2017 - Leicestershire South Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  5. ^ Goodenough, Tom (16 February 2016). "Which Tory MPs back Brexit, who doesn't and who is still on the fence?". The Spectator. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Who we are". cfgreece.org. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  7. ^ O'Carroll, Lisa (27 February 2019). "Confusion reigns over Brexit amendment as Tory MP sacked". The Guardian.
  8. ^ Sparrow, Andrew (27 February 2019). "Hardline Tory Brexiters split as MPs overwhelmingly back move to allow vote to extend article 50 – Politics live". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 3 March 2019.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Andrew Robathan
Member of Parliament
for South Leicestershire

2015–present
Incumbent