Jackie Doyle-Price

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Jackie Doyle-Price
Jackie Doyle Price.JPG
Member of Parliament
for Thurrock[1]
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Andrew MacKinlay
Majority 536 (1.1%) [2]
Personal details
Born (1969-08-05) 5 August 1969 (age 47)
Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Residence Purfleet, England, UK
Alma mater University of Durham
Website www.jackiedoyleprice.com

Jacqueline Doyle-Price[1] (born 5 August 1969) is an English Conservative Party politician who was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Thurrock in the May 2010 general election. She retained the seat in 2015 and was appointed as an assistant whip. Born in Sheffield, she lives in Purfleet. She joined the Conservative Party in 1986, as a teenager.

Education and employment[edit]

Doyle-Price was educated at Notre Dame High School, Sheffield and studied economics at University College, Durham. After graduating she worked for the Sheffield Enterprise Agency and for South Yorkshire Police. She later became Parliamentary Officer at The City of London and then Private Secretary to the Lord Mayor of the City of London [3] before working as a consumer advocate for the Financial Services Authority.

Political career[edit]

Doyle-Price stood unsuccessfully as the Conservative candidate for Sheffield Hillsborough in the 2005 general election, coming third with 15.02% of the vote.[4]

She was elected as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Thurrock at the 2010 General Election, by a majority of 92 (0.2%) after two recounts.[2][5] In May 2015, she retained her seat with a majority of 536 after a recount.[6][7]

Parliamentary activity[edit]

Doyle-Price made her maiden speech on 28 June 2010, speaking about the need for welfare reform. She was prepared to publicly challenge ministers on behalf of her constituents, particularly on transport issues connected with the Dartford Crossing and on the Government postponement of work to improve Junction 30 of the M25.[8] In June 2010, she was appointed to the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee which is responsible for scrutinising Government spending and whether it is delivering value for money. In May 2012 she was elected Chairman of the All Party Gurkha Welfare Group.[9]

In the 2010 Parliament, Doyle-Price was a member of "the forty" – the forty Conservative MPs with the smallest majorities.[10] In 2012 she 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.[11]

Following the success of UKIP in the 2013 local elections, she said: "To see Parliamentary colleagues who are calling for an ever closer association with UKIP is exasperating for those of us who are at the coalface in the fight against Labour to secure a majority for the Conservative Party".[12]

Doyle-Price was a co-sponsor of the private member's EU membership referendum bill that was given a second reading on 5 July 2013.[13] On 14 January 2014, she led a debate in Westminster Hall on options for the new Lower Thames Crossing.[14]

Doyle-Price was opposed to Brexit prior to the 2016 referendum.[15]

Government appointment[edit]

Following the 2015 General Election, Doyle-Price was appointed as an assistant whip.[16] On 2 December 2015 she was one of the tellers for the "Ayes" (those MPs supporting UK bombing in Syria) and on 1st February, 2017 she was the government teller who announced the result of the vote to trigger article 50 of the Lisbon treaty.[17][18]


  1. ^ a b The London Gazette: no. 59418. p. 8742. 13 May 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Thurrock Parliamentary constituency – Election 2015". BBC News. 
  3. ^ "Tories Select Jackie Doyle-Price for Thurrock MP". Thurrock Conservatives. 18 July 2007. 
  4. ^ "Profile on Jackie Doyle-Price, Thurrock's new MP". Thurrock Gazette. 7 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Jackie wins Thurrock for Tories". The Enquirer. 7 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "The Comeback Queen: Jackie Doyle Price defends her seat in Thurrock". Your Thurrock. 8 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Result: Conservative hold Thurrock after recount". ITV News. 8 May 2015. 
  8. ^ Your Thurrock report, 29 June 2010.
  9. ^ Profile on Conservative web site
  10. ^ "The Forty's mission to challenge Tory stereotypes", bbc.co.uk; accessed 6 August 2014.
  11. ^ Barrett, Matthew. "The 24 Conservative MPs who are still on the backbenches and have never rebelled". Conservative Home. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  12. ^ Conservative Home Blogs, May 2013; accessed 6 August 2014.
  13. ^ Profile, politics.co.uk; accessed 6 August 2014.
  14. ^ "Democracy Live", bbc.co.uk; accessed 6 August 2014.
  15. ^ 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. 
  16. ^ Government Press Release
  17. ^ Guardian coverage of the vote
  18. ^ BBC News coverage

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Andrew MacKinlay
Member of Parliament for Thurrock