|Minister of State for Trade Policy|
21 June 2018 – 25 July 2019
|Prime Minister||Theresa May|
|Preceded by||Greg Hands|
|Succeeded by||Conor Burns|
|Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury|
13 May 2015 – 17 July 2016
|Prime Minister||David Cameron|
|Preceded by||Gavin Barwell|
|Succeeded by||Stephen Barclay|
|Member of Parliament |
for Meon Valley
|Assumed office |
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Constituency Created|
|Born||12 October 1963|
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
|Alma mater||Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford|
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
George Michael Edward Hollingbery 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.
Early life and business career
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. He then gained an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, US.
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. 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 contested the new constituency of Meon Valley in the 2010 general election and was elected with a majority of 12,125. He was re-elected in 2015 and 2017 with majorities of 23,913 and 25,692 respectively.
Hollingbery has been a close ally of Maidenhead MP Theresa May. He supported her candidature in the 2016 Conservative Party leadership election. He has also served twice as her Parliamentary Private Secretary, first in her role as Home Secretary from 2012 until 2015 and then as Prime Minister from 2016 until 2018.
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- Official website
- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Contributions in Parliament at Hansard 2010–present
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|New constituency|| Member of Parliament for Meon Valley