John Stevenson (British politician)

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John Stevenson
Member of Parliament
for Carlisle
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Eric Martlew
Majority 2,774 (6.5%)
Personal details
Born (1963-07-04) 4 July 1963 (age 53)
Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Residence Great Corby
Alma mater University of Dundee
Religion Church of Scotland[1]

(Andrew) John Stevenson (born 4 July 1963) is a British Conservative Party politician who was elected at the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Carlisle, when winning the seat from Labour.

Early life[edit]

Stevenson was educated in Aberdeen and graduated from the University of Dundee with Honours in History and Politics. He then studied law at Chester before qualifying as a Solicitor. He is a partner in the law firm Bendles based in the centre of Carlisle. Stevenson lives on the edge of the city of Carlisle.[3]

Political life[edit]

Stevenson has been heavily involved in Carlisle and North Cumbria politics for nearly 15 years. He has been chairman of the Carlisle Constituency Association as well as Penrith and the Border. He is the chairman of the North Cumbria Conservatives which is a federation of the four North Cumbria Constituencies. Stevenson was a Councillor on the Carlisle City Council from 1999[4] until he resigned shortly after his election as Member of Parliament.

Aside from his duties as a constituency MP, he is the chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Food and Drink [5] which advises the direction of national policy on British food and drink manufacture. In October 2012, Stevenson was appointed to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee.[6]

Stevenson was opposed to Brexit prior to the 2016 referendum.[7]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Tracy Nixon and they were wedded at a Church of Scotland ceremony in Carlisle in 2013.[8]


External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Eric Martlew
Member of Parliament for Carlisle