George Hollingbery

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George Hollingbery
Member of Parliament
for Meon Valley
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Constituency Created
Majority 23,913 (46.2%)
Personal details
Born (1963-10-12) 12 October 1963 (age 52)[1]
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
Nationality English
Political party Conservatives
Spouse(s) Janette Hollingbery
Alma mater Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

George Michael Edward Hollingbery[2] BA[3] MBA (born 12 October 1963) is a British Conservative Party politician who was elected at the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Meon Valley, a new Hampshire constituency created as a result of changes made by the Boundary Commission for England.[4]

Early Life and Business Career[edit]

Radley College

Hollingbery was educated at Radley College, gaining a BA in human sciences from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford in 1985.[5] He then gained an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.[6]

Hollingbery's career was spent investing in and starting up businesses, the best known of which was veterinary chain Companion Care, sold to Pets at Home in 2002. In 2005 he began a property investment business, run from his Alresford home.

Political career[edit]

Hollingbery entered politics at grass roots level, before being elected to Winchester City Council in 1999, becoming deputy leader in 2006.[3] Hollingbery stood in Winchester in the 2005 general election, having managed the previous candidate's campaign in 2001, but was defeated by Liberal Democrat Mark Oaten.

Hollingbery was elected in the 2010 General Election with a majority of 12,125.[7]

He subsequently served on the Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art and the Communities and Local Government Committee

Personal life[edit]

In 2014 police were called twice in an evening to Hollingbery's house after local residents complained about loud music coming from a birthday party[8] Hollingbery subsequently apologised


  1. ^ "George Hollingbery MP". BBC Democracy Live. BBC. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 59418. p. 8742. 13 May 2010.
  3. ^ a b "George Hollingbery". Conservative Party website. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Election 2010: Meon Valley". Southern Daily Echo. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "LMH, Oxford - Prominent Alumni". Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Profile - George Hollingbery". Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "George Hollingbery". UK Parliament. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  8. ^ Perry, Keith (11 September 2014). "Police called twice to Tory MP's country house over noisy party complaints". Telegraph. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Meon Valley
2010 –present