|Member of Parliament |
|Assumed office |
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Shona McIsaac|
Martin John Vickers
13 September 1950
Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England
|Alma mater||University of Lincoln|
Born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, Vickers was educated at Havelock School and Grimsby College. He gained a politics degree at the University of Lincoln after six years as a part-time student in 2004.
In 1979, he stood as a Conservative candidate for the Cromwell ward on Great Grimsby Borough Council, but was not successful. The following year, he elected as a councillor for the Weelsby ward on that council. Having only narrowly held his seat in 1986 by just 74 votes, he changed seats in 1990 to the Scartho ward (even then, only winning by an even narrower 30 votes) while Labour comfortably gained his old seat. In 1994, he lost his seat in Scartho to the Liberal Democrats.
In 1995, he stood for the Scartho ward (with boundaries similar to the former Humberside County Council division) on the then-newly created unitary authority North East Lincolnshire Council which replaced the Great Grimsby and Cleethorpes borough councils, but was unsuccessful. He did, however, gain the seat from Labour in 1999 and remained on the authority until 2011
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. 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
He has voted against an investigation into the Iraq War, and has also voted against LGBT rights, including same-sex marriage. He has opposed raising welfare benefits in line with inflation, and has supported reducing benefits for those occupying homes with additional bedrooms.[better source needed]
He has a wife, Ann, and has one daughter.
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- "Which Tory MPs back Brexit, who doesn't and who is still on the fence? – Coffee House". The Spectator. 16 February 2016.
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- Cleethorpes Conservatives
- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Contributions in Parliament at Hansard 2010–present
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
- Profile at Westminster Parliamentary Record
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