Lee Scott (politician)
|Member of Parliament
for Ilford North
5 May 2005 – 30 March 2015
|Preceded by||Linda Perham|
|Succeeded by||Wes Streeting|
6 April 1956 |
West Ham, Essex, England, UK
Lee Scott (born 6 April 1956) is a British Conservative Party politician. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ilford North from 2005 until his defeat at the 2015 general election. Scott is an officer of the Conservative Friends of Israel.
Early life and career
From 1972–82, Scott was a Director of Scott & Fishell. He was a sales executive for Toshiba from 1982–4, for ITT from 1984–6, and for NKR from 1986–8. From 1988–98, he was Campaign Director for the United Jewish Israel Appeal.
He became a professional fundraiser for several charities, and has also volunteered with Victim Support. He was selected as the Conservative candidate for Waveney in the 2001 general election but failed to win the seat. He was a councillor in the London Borough of Redbridge.
Member of Parliament
In the 2005 general election, Scott gained the Ilford North seat, defeating the Labour MP Linda Perham. He has a special interest in autism and has presented a Private Member's Bill to Parliament dealing with the care of autistic children once they reached adulthood. He was a member of the Select Committee on transport and is on the Select Committee on Health. In 2008, Scott was shortlisted for the ePolitix Disability Champion Award – for championing the cause of autism in the House of Commons.
Scott, Patron of the UK Autism Foundation, was nominated by the charity for his work supporting parents, carers, children and adults with autism and Asperger syndrome across the United Kingdom. He met with Prime Minister Tony Blair and autism campaigner Ivan Corea after he raised the issue of autism in Prime Minister's Questions. On 9 December 2010, he abstained from voting on the Higher Tutition Fees Bill, which meant he had to resign his position as an aide to the Transport Secretary, Philip Hammond.
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- "UK Prime Minister meets Autism Campaigners". Retrieved 15 May 2015.
- "Prime Minister's questions". BBC News. 26 January 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
- "Jewish MP Lee Scott says he has received death threats". BBC. 10 July 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
- Lee Scott MP biography at the site of the Conservative Party
- 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 Ilford North