Jeremy Lefroy

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Jeremy Lefroy
Member of Parliament
for Stafford
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by David Kidney
Majority 7,729 (14.8%)
Personal details
Born (1959-05-30) 30 May 1959 (age 59)
Nationality English
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Janet Lefroy
Children Benjamin, Eliza
Alma mater Highgate School, King's College, Cambridge

Jeremy John Elton Lefroy[2] (born 30 May 1959)[3] is a Conservative politician in the United Kingdom. He was first elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Stafford constituency at the 2010 general election.

Early Life and career[edit]

Lefroy was educated at Highgate School,[4] an independent school in Highgate in north London, followed by King's College, Cambridge.

Lefroy lived and worked in the coffee industry in Tanzania between 1989 and 2000.[5] He is a qualified chartered accountant.[5]

He also founded and runs Equity for Africa, a charitable trust which seeks to alleviate poverty in a self-sustaining way by creating jobs through investing in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Africa.

Lefroy was one of the three Conservative Councillors for the Westlands ward of Newcastle-under-Lyme Council. Since a Conservative-led joint administration with the Liberal Democrats took control from Labour in May 2006, he served as the Portfolio holder for Finance and Efficiency in the Borough.

Lefroy was the Conservative Party Parliamentary candidate for Newcastle-under-Lyme in the general election of May 2005, losing to Labour's Paul Farrelly, the sitting MP. He polled 9,945 votes down from the 10,664 votes that the Conservatives recorded in the previous General Election representing a fall in the Conservative share of the vote from 26.7% to 25%, although this did also represent a 2.7% swing from Labour to the Conservatives as Labour lost vote share at an even faster rate.

Parliamentary career[edit]

Lefroy was first elected as MP for Stafford in 2010 with a majority of 5,460[6] and was re-elected in the General Election of 2015 with an increased majority of 9,177.[7]

In Parliament, he served on the Select Committee for International Development.[8]

Lefroy has described himself as a "One Nation Tory".[9]

Lefroy was opposed to Brexit prior to the 2016 EU membership referendum.[10]

In 2013, Lefroy was elected chair of The Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & International Monetary Fund.

Personal life[edit]

Lefroy has been married to Janet, a GP and lecturer at Keele University Medical School, since 1985. The couple have two children, who both went to school, in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

He is a member of the Conservative Christian Fellowship.[11]


  1. ^ "Who's Who". Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "No. 59418". The London Gazette. 13 May 2010. p. 8745. 
  3. ^ "Jeremy Lefroy MP". Democracy Live. BBC. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Profile". The Telegraph. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "About Jeremy". Jeremy Lefroy. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Stafford". Election 2010. BBC. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Jeremy Lefroy retains Stafford seat". Staffordshire newsletter. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Jeremy Lefroy". Parliament UK. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  9. ^ Lefroy, Jeremy; Bruce, Fiona (18 August 2014). "Marriage must be at the centre of Tory policy". The Telegraph. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ "People". Retrieved 2017-05-27. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
David Kidney
Member of Parliament for Stafford
2010 – present