George Hollingbery

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George Hollingbery

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Minister of State for Trade Policy
Assumed office
21 June 2018
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byGreg Hands
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister
In office
17 July 2016 – 21 June 2018
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byGavin Williamson
Succeeded bySeema Kennedy
Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
In office
13 May 2015 – 17 July 2016
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byGavin Barwell
Succeeded byStephen Barclay
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Home Secretary
In office
11 September 2012 – 13 May 2015
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byEd Timpson
Succeeded byMichael Ellis
Member of Parliament
for Meon Valley
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded byConstituency Created
Majority25,692 (47.4%)
Personal details
Born (1963-10-12) 12 October 1963 (age 55)[1]
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
Political partyConservatives
Spouse(s)Janette Hollingbery
Alma materLady Margaret Hall, Oxford
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

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

Early life and business career[edit]

Hollingbery was educated at Radley College, before studying at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford for a BA in human sciences which he was awarded by Oxford University in 1985.[4] He then gained an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, US.[5]

Hollingbery's earlier 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.

Hollingbery was elected to Winchester City Council in 1999, becoming deputy leader in 2006.[6] 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.

Parliamentary career[edit]

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.[7]

Personal life[edit]


  1. ^ "George Hollingbery MP". BBC Democracy Live. BBC. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
  2. ^ "No. 59418". The London Gazette. 13 May 2010. p. 8742.
  3. ^ "Election 2010: Meon Valley". Southern Daily Echo. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  4. ^ "LMH, Oxford – Prominent Alumni". Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Profile – George Hollingbery". Archived from the original on 9 May 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  6. ^ "George Hollingbery". Conservative Party website. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  7. ^ a b "George Hollingbery". UK Parliament. Retrieved 27 March 2015.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Meon Valley