Jo Churchill

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Jo Churchill
MP
Official portrait of Jo Churchill crop 2.jpg
Assistant Government Whip
Assumed office
9 January 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May
Chief Whip Julian Smith
Member of Parliament
for Bury St Edmunds
Assumed office
8 May 2015
Preceded by David Ruffley
Majority 18,441 (29.7%)
Personal details
Born (1964-03-18) 18 March 1964 (age 54)
Political party Conservative
Website Official website

Johanna Peta Churchill[1] (born 18 March 1964)[2] is a British Conservative Party politician who is the Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds, and currently serves as an Assistant Government Whip.

Early life[edit]

Johanna Churchill was born on 18 March 1964. She was educated at Dame Alice Harpur School.[3]

Career[edit]

Churchill was the finance director of a scaffolding company and served on Lincolnshire County Council.[4]

Churchill is the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, which encompasses Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket, having first taken her seat at the 2015 general election.[5] She has previously sat on the Women and Equalities Committee and the Environmental Audit Select Committee.[6]

Churchill was opposed to Brexit prior to the 2016 referendum.[7] She has since stated that the EU referendum result must be respected, and therefore supported Theresa May in triggering Article 50 (the formal process of leaving the EU).

She was made an assistant government whip during the reshuffle on 9 January 2018 having previously served as PPS to Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for the Department of Health.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 61230". The London Gazette. 18 May 2015. p. 9125. 
  2. ^ "Jo Churchill MP". myparliament.info. MyParliament. Retrieved 11 August 2017. 
  3. ^ ‘CHURCHILL, Johanna Peta’, Who's Who 2016, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2016
  4. ^ "Director selected as Tory candidate for Bury St Edmunds". BBC News. 4 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bury St Edmunds". BBC News. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Environmental Audit Committee". UK Parliament. Retrieved 10 October 2015. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ correspondent, Peter Walker Political (2018-01-09). "Theresa May's junior ministerial reshuffle: who's in and who's out". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2018-01-09. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
David Ruffley
Member of Parliament
for Bury St Edmunds

2015–present
Incumbent