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Dartford (House of Commons)
Mr Gareth Johnson MP (Conservative)
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MP Since - 2010 Majority - 10,628 Born - 12/10/1969. Married (Wendy), 1 son, 1 daughter.
Education - Dartford Grammar School. University of the West of England (Post Graduate Diploma Law). College of Law.
Previous Occupation - Former Legal adviser at the Magistrates Court Service. Solicitor. Gary Jacobs Mehta & Co. Thomas Boyd Whyte (2002-10).
Personal Overview - Captured Dartford at the second attempt at the 2010 election. Politically, he has shown an interest in educational issues and supports the continuation of Grammar Schools, this is perhaps unsurprising as a former Grammar School attendee himself. He is also likely to be interested in issues connected to anti-social behaviour in the local area and has opposed the tolls on the Dartford tunnel as well as opposing Home Improvement Packs. Prior to his election he was also critical of the running of Darent Valley Hospital under the previous Labour Government.
Political History - Former Councillor, Bexley Borough Council (1998-2002). Has been a Constituency Chairman. General Election candidate for Lewisham West (2001), Dartford (2005). MP Dartford (2010-). Member of the Science and Technology Select Committee (2012). Member of the Justice Select Committee (2013-).
Characteristics - Member of the Law Society. Has been on the Board of Governors for Dartford Grammar Girls School and the vice-chairman of a local pre-school charity. Plays Cricket in the Kent Village League.
Business Tel: 020 7219 3000
Interests: Environment,Law & Order,Education & Training,Health
- Justice Committee (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary BBC Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Infertility (Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Legal Aid (Secretary)
- All-Party Parliamentary Retail Group (Vice Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on the River Thames (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Dominican Republic Group (Member)
- Polar Regions (Arctic and Antarctic) Group (Vice Chairman)
South East (European Parliament)
Mr Keith Taylor MEP (Green)
MEP Since - 2010 Born - 01/08/1953. Partner (Lizzie).
Education - N/a.
Previous Occupation - Worked in sales (1972-1980). Self-employed/Co-Director of a local business (1980-1999). Regional Liaison Officer for Caroline Lucas MEP (2002-2007).
Personal Overview - Replaced the outgoing Caroline Lucas here in June 2010 after she was successful in her bid to become the Green party's first MP at Westminster. He is an experienced Councillor, having led the Green Group in Brighton for a number of years. He has also shown an interest in foreign affairs issues, as a Councillor was active in campaigning to secure the release of Brighton resident Omar Degayes from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. He has also been involved in High Court action supporting families with Autistic children. Within the party, he has been a spokesperson on planning and regeneration as well as a Principal Speaker at the time when the party had not adopted a single leader. He has also been involved in policy development with the party election manifesto. Locally, he he is likely to have gained a good knowledge of his electoral region through his work for his predecessor.
Political History - Councillor, Brighton and Hove City Council (1999-2010). Green Group Leader (2001-08). Chair, Association of Green Councillors (2001-2002). Principal Speaker for the Green Party of England & Wales (2004-2006). Regeneration Spokesperson (2008-10). MEP South East Region (2010-). Member of the Afghanistan Delegation (2010-), Substitute member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (2010-) and the Iran Delegation (2010-). Member of the International Trade Committee (2010-) and the Transport and Tourism Committee (2010-). Substitute member of the Petitions Committee (2010-).
Other Information - Has been a Vice President of the UKs Local Government Association Group in the European Parliament. Former representative for Brighton and Hove on the UN Peace Messenger City project and a City representative to the Local Government Association.
Intergroups - Member of the LGBT Rights Group.
Business Tel: +32 (0)2 28 45153
Interests: Environment,Economic Regeneration,Womans Issues,Regional Policy,Conservation
- Petitions (Substitute)
- Transport & Tourism (Member)
- International Trade (Member)
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