|Member of Parliament
for Filton and Bradley Stoke
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Constituency Created|
23 August 1969 |
Southmead, Gloucestershire, England
Giacomo Lopresti (23 August 1969) is a British Conservative Party politician, and a member of the Conservative Friends of Israel group. In the 2010 general election he was first elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Filton and Bradley Stoke, a constituency newly created by changes made by the Boundary Commission for England.
On leaving school, Lopresti worked in his family ice cream business for over ten years. After 1997, he worked as an estate agent and mortgage broker before working for the Conservative Party as a Regional Development Officer and in the Conservative Party Treasurer’s Department .
He has also served in the Territorial Army in the 266 Battery, Royal Artillery as a gunner, serving with the 29 Commando for a year, which culminated in a 5-month tour in Afghanistan. From 2011 to 2013, Lopresti served as a trooper in the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, an army reserve cavalry unit. Prior to that, Lopresti was a gunner with 266 Commando Battery, which is based in Whiteladies Road. During that time, Lopresti served, as a mobilised reservist, with 29 Commando RA for a year and was deployed in Helmand Province, in Afghanistan, on Operation Herrick 9 for 5 months over Christmas and New Year 2008/9. Whilst in Afghanistan, Lopresti ran the Camp Bastion Half Marathon, for Help the Heroes, on New Years Day 2009.
Lopresti previously represented the Stockwood Ward on Bristol City Council from 1999 to 2007. He also stood unsuccessfully for the Bristol East constituency in 2001, and for the South West at the European Parliament elections in 2004.
Lopresti has been part of a number of delegations of the Conservative Friends of Israel group, including during the Operation Defensive Shield conflict when he visited for an Israeli military briefing on the Iron Dome defence system.
In 2012 Lopresti was named by Conservative Home as one of a minority of loyal Conservative backbench MPs not to have voted against the government in any significant rebellions.
Lopresti was treated for bowel cancer in 2013.
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- Official website
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- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
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