Martin Vickers

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Martin Vickers
MP
Member of Parliament
for Cleethorpes
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Shona McIsaac
Majority 7.893 (17.5%)
Personal details
Born Martin John Vickers
(1950-09-13) 13 September 1950 (age 66)[1]
Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Ann Gill
Children 1
Residence Cleethorpes
Alma mater University of Lincoln
Website www.martinvickers.org.uk

Martin John Vickers[2] (born 13 September 1950) is a British Conservative Party politician. He was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Cleethorpes at the 2010 general election.

Early life[edit]

Born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, Vickers was educated at Havelock School and Grimsby College.[3] He attained a politics degree at the University of Lincoln after six years as a part-time student in 2004.[4] In 2011, he stepped down as a Conservative councillor on North East Lincolnshire Council for the Scartho ward.[5] Before being elected an MP he served as full-time Conservative agent for an MP in a nearby constituency.[citation needed]

Parliamentary career[edit]

Vickers was elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Cleethorpes in the 2010 general election by a majority of 4,298.[6] On 24 October 2011, Vickers joined the Conservative backbench rebellion to vote in favour of a national referendum on the European Union.

Political views and parliamentary voting record[edit]

Vickers supported Brexit in the 2016 European Union Referendum [7]

He has consistently voted against an investigation into the Iraq war, and has also voted against equal gay rights and allowing marriage between two people of same sex. He has opposed raising welfare benefits in-line with inflation, and has supported reducing benefits for those occupying homes with additional bedrooms.[8]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Ann and has one daughter.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Martin Vickers MP". BBC Democracy Live. BBC. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "2010 Parliamentary Elections". North East Lincolnshire Council. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  3. ^ "Martin Vickers". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  4. ^ a b "Vickers, Martin". Politics.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  5. ^ "Cllr Vickers, Martin". North East Lincolnshire Council. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  6. ^ "Cleethorpes". BBC News. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  7. ^ http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/02/which-tory-mps-back-brexit-who-doesnt-and-who-is-still-on-the-fence/
  8. ^ Martin Vickers Voting Record - They Work For You. Retrieved 8 March 2017.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Shona McIsaac
Member of Parliament for Cleethorpes
2010–present
Incumbent