Anne Snelgrove

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Anne Snelgrove
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Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
8 June 2009 – 6 May 2010
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byAngela Smith
Succeeded byDesmond Swayne
Member of Parliament
for South Swindon
In office
5 May 2005 – 12 April 2010
Preceded byJulia Drown
Succeeded byRobert Buckland
Personal details
Born (1957-08-07) 7 August 1957 (age 61)
Wokingham, Berkshire, UK
Political partyLabour
Alma materUniversity of Winchester

Anne Christine Snelgrove (born 7 August 1957) is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Swindon South from 2005 to 2010; from June 2009 to May 2010, she was a Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister Gordon Brown. In the 2010 general election, she lost her constituency of Swindon South to Conservative MP Robert Buckland. She unsuccessfully contested the seat again for the Labour party at the 2015 general election.

She was educated at Ranelagh School in Bracknell, the University of Winchester and City University, London, and previously stood unsuccessfully for Parliament in Bracknell in 1997. She is a member of the Co-operative Party, Amicus and Amnesty International. Previously she worked in education, as a teacher for eight years and Local Education Authority Adviser for seven years.[citation needed] Anne is now back working in Education since January 2016.

She led the campaign to help victims of the collapse of Farepak, the hamper company that was based in her constituency.[citation needed]

She launched the Geared for Giving campaign in May 2008 with Duncan Bannatyne OBE.[1]

She became an Arthritis Research UK Arthritis Champion in 2015.[2]


  1. ^ Ford, Emily (26 June 2009). "Could you live on 98 per cent of your pay?". The Times. News International. Retrieved 24 October 2009.
  2. ^ "Anne Snelgrove becomes an Arthritis Champion". Swindon Advertiser. Newsquest. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2015.

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