Fiona Bruce (politician)
|Member of Parliament
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Ann, Lady Winterton|
|Born||Fiona Claire Bruce
26 March 1957
Wick, Highland, Scotland
|Alma mater||University of Manchester|
Fiona Claire Bruce (born 26 March 1957) is a British Conservative Party politician who is the Member of Parliament for Congleton, elected at the 2010 general election, and then again in 2015.
Born Fiona Claire Riley at Wick in the Scottish Highlands, she was educated at Burnley High School for Girls and Howell's School Llandaff, before reading Law at the University of Manchester and further studies at Chester Law College.
Bruce was elected in 2004 to Warrington Borough Council, on which she served as Executive Member for Finance from 2006-2009. She stepped down from the Council upon her election to Parliament in 2010.
Following her selection as the Conservative Party candidate for the constituency, she denied that she had been chosen as a result of an orchestrated campaign by religious groups sympathetic to her evangelical Christian beliefs. Bruce is an Evangelical Alliance council member and describes "defending and fighting for the sanctity of human life" as her priority in Parliament.
She has been a member of the Scottish Affairs Select Committee since 2010.
In February 2015, Bruce introduced an amendment to the Serious Crime Bill 2014 to make abortion on the grounds of the sex of the baby illegal. The amendment was rejected by 292 votes to 201.
Bruce is married and has two sons. She is committed to the development of a school in Tanzania, and has been involved in numerous community projects, including cofounding a homeless support project and a drop-in advice centre.
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- Bruce, Fiona. "Sex-selective abortion is unacceptable – we must make the law clear". Conservative Home. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
- Ditum, Sarah (20 February 2015). "Against the Fiona Bruce amendment: why feminists should oppose the ban on sex-selective abortion". New Statesman. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
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- 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.
- Fiona Bruce MP official constituency website
- Fiona Bruce MP Conservative Party profile
- Congleton Conservatives
- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Current session contributions in Parliament at Hansard
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
- Profile at Westminster Parliamentary Record
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Congleton