Fiona Bruce (politician)
|Member of Parliament |
|Assumed office |
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Ann, Lady Winterton|
Fiona Claire Riley
26 March 1957
Wick, Caithness, Scotland
|Spouse(s)||Richard John Bruce|
|Alma mater||University of Manchester|
Fiona Claire Riley was born on 26 March 1957 in Wick, Caithness, Scotland to Allan Stewart and Greta Riley (née Scott). She attended Burnley High School for Girls, and the independent Howell's School, Llandaff. Riley then studied 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.
In 2018 Bruce said the government's decision not to ban anti-abortion protests outside clinics was a "win for mothers".
In 2019 Bruce chaired an inquiry for the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission into prostitution, which concluded that replacing the present soliciting laws with laws making paying for sexual services a criminal offence is the most effective way of reducing the size of the prostitution market.
She married Richard John Bruce in 1990, and they have two sons.
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- "Question Time". Evangelical Alliance. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
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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.
- "MPs reject backbench bid to amend abortion laws". BBC. 24 February 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
- 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.
- Chaplain, Chloe (14 September 2018). "Tory MP Fiona Bruce says not banning anti-abortion protests is a 'win for mothers'". i News. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
- Mullin, Frankie (29 July 2019). "How can the Tories' moralising report on prostitution completely ignore austerity?". The Guardian. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
- Hymas, Charles (25 July 2019). "Decriminalise prostitutes selling sex but prosecute buyers, says Tory commission". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
- Fiona Bruce MP Conservative Party profile
- Congleton Conservatives
- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- 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