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Rochford and Southend East (House of Commons)
Mr James Duddridge MP (Conservative)
Surgery: Suite1, Strand House
742 Southchurch Road,
Surgery Tel: 01702 616 135
MP Since - 2005 Majority - 11,050 Born - 26/08/1971, Married, 2 sons.
Education - Huddersfield New College. Wells Blue School. University of Essex (BA Government).
Previous Occupation - Retail and merchant banking for Barclays Bank (1993-95). Barclays Bank Head Office (1995-96). Barclays Bank of Swaziland (1995-96). Sales Director for Banque Belgolaise in the Ivory Coast (1997-98). National Sales Manager for Barclays (1998). Account Director and consultant, YouGov (2000-).
Personal Overview - Replaced the well known figure Sir Teddy Taylor in 2005. Like his predecessor, he is an Eurosceptic and favours small government as well as the role of the individual. Has experience working within the Conservative party as a candidate, researcher and advisor. He set up YouGov which is a market and opinion research firm used by newspapers and business. He has been a consultant to YouGov and a Company Director.
Political History - Involved in many political groups: Chair for Wells Young Conservatives (1989-91). Campaigns department for the Conservative Central Office (1989-91). Chair for the University of Essex Conservative Students (1990-91). Research assistant for Bernard Jenkin MP (1991-93). General election campaign manager for Stephen Shakespeare (1997). Executive committee for the Conservative Way Forward (2000-01). Press briefings preparation for William Hague MP, Conservative (1999-2000). Adviser for Lady Miller Postal Services Bill (1999). Contested Rother Valley (2001) general election. MP for Rochford and Southend East (2005-). Member of the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Select Committee (2005-07). Member of the International Development Select Committee (2006-08). Chairman of the Regulatory Reform Select Committee (2012-). Member of the Liaison Select Committee Opposition Whip (2012-). Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) (2010-12).
Characteristics - Enjoys running, cycling, DIY and real ale. Supports Southampton FC.
Business Tel: 020 7219 4830
Interests: Business & Finance,European Issues,Information Technology,Health
- Regulatory Reform Committee (Chairman)
- Liaison Committee (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Athletics Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Balanced and Sustainable Communities Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Pensions (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Botswana Group (Member)
Eastern (European Parliament)
Mr Stuart Agnew MEP (UK Independence)
MEP Since - 2009 Born - 30/08/49 Married, 3 sons.
Education - Education: Blickling Lodge School. Hordle House School. Gordonstoun School. Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester (Agricultural Science) (2 years), gained the MRAC with the McLennan Silver Medal. National Diploma in Agriculture.
Previous Occupation - Worked in a school in India at the age of 18, teaching English for 1 year. Worked in a dairy farm in Buckinghamshire for 1 year. Farm Manager in the UK (3 years), worked in South Africa, had several jobs including working for Prudential. Soil and Water Conservation Officer for the Ministry of Agriculture in Rhodesia (1975-76), Rhodesian Army (1975-76). Employed on the family farm (1977-83). Ran the family farming business in Fakenham, Norfolk (1983-).
Personal Overview - Elected to the European Parliament in 2009 from second place on the party list. Experienced farmer who has since 1983 ran his family farm in Norfolk. Has been active within the National Farmers Union in Norfolk for a number of years. He is well travelled, having worked in India, South Africa and Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). Joined UKIP in 1999, dismayed at the way the European Union regulated Farming. Has previously stood as a candidate at both a National and Local level.
Political History - Joined UKIP (1999). Chairman of the Norwich and Norfolk Branch (2003-05), has been a member of the Agricultural Policy Group. Member of the Regional Committee (2004-05). Local Council candidate, North Norfolk District Council (2007). General Election candidate for Mid Norfolk (2001), for North Norfolk (2005) and candidate for Broadland at the next General Election. European Parliamentary candidate for the Eastern Region (2004). MEP Eastern Region (from second on the party list) (2009-). Member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee (2009-). Substitute member of the Constitutional Affairs Committee (2011-). Member of the Fisheries Committee (2012-).
Other Information - Norfolk County Chairman of the National Farmers Union (NFU) (1998). Norfolk Delegate to HQ Council NFU (2000-). Chairman of Castle Acre Cricket Club. Drove from the UK to India at the age of 18 with friends to work in a School teaching English.
Intergroups - N/a.
Interests: Agriculture,Small Business,Foreign Affairs
- Fisheries (Member)
- Agriculture & Rural Development (Member)
- Constitutional Affairs (Substitute)
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