Jeremy Lefroy

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Jeremy Lefroy

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Jeremy Lefroy in 2018
Member of Parliament
for Stafford
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded byDavid Kidney
Majority7,729 (14.8%)
Personal details
Born (1959-05-30) 30 May 1959 (age 59)
London[1]
NationalityEnglish
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Janet Lefroy
ChildrenBenjamin, Eliza
Alma materKing's College, Cambridge
Websitewww.jeremylefroy.org.uk

Jeremy John Elton Lefroy[2] (born 30 May 1959)[3] is a British Conservative Party politician. He was first elected as the Member of Parliament 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 1989-2000.[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 official Conservative Party candidate for Newcastle-under-Lyme at the 2005 general election, losing to the sitting Labour MP, Paul Farrelly. He polled 9,945 votes, which is a decrease from the 10,664 votes that the Conservatives recorded at 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 2015 general election with an increased majority of 9,177 votes.[7]

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

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

Lefroy advocated a "Remain" vote for the 2016 EU referendum.[10]

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

Lefroy is a member of the 1922 Executive Committee.[11]

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.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who's Who". Ukwhoswho.com. 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. ^ Madeley, Pete (16 November 2017). "Jeremy Lefroy - I won't be a Brexit rebel". Express & Star. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  11. ^ "What is the 1922 committee, who is on it and what do they do?". Metro. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  12. ^ "People". www.christian-conservatives.org.uk. Retrieved 27 May 2017.

External links[edit]

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