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Basildon and Billericay (House of Commons)
Mr John Baron MP (Conservative)
Surgery: 13 Bentalls Business Park
Surgery Tel: 01268 520765
MP Since - 2001 Majority - 12,398 Born - 21/06/1959, Married, 2 daughter.
Education - Queen's College, Taunton, Somerset. Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Jesus College, Cambridge.
Previous Occupation - Director, Henderson Private Investors Ltd, Investment Manager. Army (Captain, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers).
Personal Overview - Second-time Essex Conservative candidate, who has taken the reins from Teresa Gorman in Billericay, having moved over from the adjacent Basildon constituency, infamous as the spiritual home of 'Essex Man'. Has a traditional Tory background, coming from the Armed Services and the City. His four-year army service saw tours of Germany, Cyprus and Northern Ireland. As yet a relative unknown at national level, but with stronger local connections. He has successfully establish himself locally and halted the Labour rot, in a seat which saw the Tory majority fall to 1,356 for Gorman in 1997 (due to both the pro-Labour swing and the candidature of a Loyal Conservative). Resigned as a shadow spokesman after voting against the party line over war with Iraq in March 2003, but was quickly reappointed. In his health role he was involved in producing his party's clinical negligence proposals. Within Parliament he has opposed ID cards and has favoured defending the green belt.
Political History - Parliamentary Candidate, Basildon (1997), Member for Billericay (2001-10). MP Basildon and Billericay (2010-). Member of the Education & Skills Select Committee (2001-02). Opposition Front Bench spokesman for Health (2002-03), for Public Services, Health & Education (2003-05), for Health (2005-07). Opposition Whip (2007-10). Member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee (2010-).
Characteristics - Member of the Securities Institute. Member of the Foundation for Manufacturing and Industry (FMI). Involved in charity fundraising for CRISIS and Barnado's.
Business Tel: 020 7219 8138
Interests: Business & Finance,Defence,General Trade & Industry,General Economy,Manufacturing Industry,Charities
- Foreign Affairs Committee (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cardiac Risk in the Young (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Clean Coal (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Eye Health and Visual Impairment (Chairman)
- Health Group (Associate Group) (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Skin (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group in support of Visteon Pensioners (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Iran (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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