|Member of Parliament |
Assumed office |
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||David Kidney|
30 May 1959|
|Alma mater||Highgate School, King's College, Cambridge|
Jeremy John Elton Lefroy (born 30 May 1959) 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
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.
In Parliament, he served on the Select Committee for International Development.
In 2013, Lefroy was elected chair of The Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & International Monetary Fund.
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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|
| Member of Parliament for Stafford
2010 – present