Angie Bray

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Angie Bray
Member of Parliament
for Ealing Central and Acton
In office
6 May 2010 – 30 March 2015
Preceded by Constituency Created
Succeeded by Rupa Huq
Leader of the Conservative Party
in the London Assembly
In office
2004–2006
Preceded by Eric Ollerenshaw
Succeeded by Richard Barnes
Member of the London Assembly
for West Central
In office
4 May 2000 – 1 May 2008
Preceded by Constituency Created
Succeeded by Kit Malthouse
Personal details
Born (1953-10-13) 13 October 1953 (age 63)[1]
Croydon, Surrey, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Alma mater University of St Andrews

Angela Lavinia Bray[2] (born 13 October 1953) is a British Conservative Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ealing Central and Acton from 2010 to 2015.

Early life and career[edit]

Bray was born in Croydon. She was educated at Downe House School, Thatcham, and later attended the University of St Andrews, where she studied medieval history.

In 1979 she joined the British Forces Broadcasting Service in Gibraltar; a year later she joined LBC Radio as a presenter, producer and reporter.

Political career[edit]

She was employed as head of broadcasting at Conservative Central Office from 1989. She was a press officer for John Major's 1990 leadership campaign. During the 1992 general election campaign she served as press secretary to Chris Patten, the Chairman of the Conservative Party. She assisted the party's press office again in the 2005 election campaign, after which she worked as a public affairs consultant.

Bray unsuccessfully contested East Ham at the 1997 general election, finishing second behind Stephen Timms. She was a member of the London Assembly for West Central London from 2000 until she stood down in 2008, acting as Conservative leader in the Assembly from 2006.[3] She was placed on the 'A-List' of Conservative Party candidates for the 2010 general election.[4] She won in the constituency of Ealing Central and Acton.

After Bray's election to Parliament, she was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Cabinet Office Minister, Francis Maude.[5]

She was sacked as Parliamentary Private Secretary in July 2012, after she voted against a coalition government Bill on reforming the House of Lords.[6]

She lost her seat in the 2015 general election.

Bray is the Vice-President of the Conservative Friends of Poland, and a member of the Conservative Friends of Israel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Angie Bray MP". BBC Democracy Live. BBC. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
  4. ^ http://conservativehome.blogs.com/goldlist/2006/05/as_promised_thi.html Conservative A-List Candidates
  5. ^ New intake among PPS appointments, ePolitix
  6. ^ [2]

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Ealing Central and Acton
20102015
Succeeded by
Rupa Huq