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Wimbledon (House of Commons)
Mr Stephen Hammond MP (Conservative)
Surgery: 1 Summerstown
Surgery Tel: 020 9844 2905
MP Since - 2005 Majority - 11,408 Born - 04/02/1962. Married, 1 daughter.
Education - King Edward VI School, Southampton. London University (Economics).
Previous Occupation - Worked for a Fund Management House and several Major Investment Banks. Director of the Equities Division of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson (1991-98). Director of Pan European Research, Commerzbank Securities (1998).
Personal Overview - From a business and banking background, he successfully won this former Conservative seat lost in the Labour landslide year of 1997. He has built up his local profile by becoming a local Councillor and involving himself in local community concerns such as improving public transport, street cleanliness and regeneration. He will need to maintain a strong local presence to retain a seat in an area of London that appears to be trending towards Labour. His profile rose as an opposition Transport spokesman, but was only able to translate this into a junior Government role as a PPS following the 2010 election, however he achieved promotion at the 2012 reshuffle to become a junior Minister.
Political History - Campaign Co-ordinator for Tim Wood (former MP for Stevenage) at the 1987 and 1992 General Elections. Former Chairman of Stevenage Conservatives. Former election candidate in North Warwickshire (1997). Councillor, Merton (BC) (2002-06), Deputy Conservative Group Leader (2002-4). Candidate for Wimbledon at the (2001) General Election. Member for Wimbledon (2005-). Member of the Regulatory Reform Select Committee (2005-08). Shadow Minister for Transport (2005-10). PPS to Rt Hon Eric Pickes as Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (2010-12). Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport (2012-).
Characteristics - Deputy Chairman of Merton Citizens Advice Bureau. Sideman of St. Mary's Church (Wimbledon). Former Hockey player for his county and a National League team. Owns a black cocker spaniel (Jasper).
Business Tel: 020 7219 1029
Interests: Business & Finance,Economic Regeneration,Transport,Charities,Health
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (Vice Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Aviation Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Basketball (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Citizens Advice (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Justice for Equitable Life Policy Holders (Member)
- Wholesale Financial Markets and Services (Associate Group) (Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Freelance Sector (Vice Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Hockey (Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Leisure Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Outsourcing and Shared Services (Member)
- Patient and Public Involvement in Health and Social Care Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Rail Group (Chairman)
- Road Passenger Transport Group (Associate Group) (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Scout Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils (Member)
- Thameslink Route Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Transatlantic and International Security (Member)
- Indo-British Group (Secretary)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sri Lanka (Vice Chairman)
Merton and Wandsworth (Greater London Authority)
Mr Richard Tracey AM (Conservative)
GLA Member Since - 2008 Majority - 9,981 Born - 1943. Married, 1 son, 3 daughters (all grown up).
Education - King Edward VI Grammar School, Stratford-Upon-Avon. Birmingham University.
Previous Occupation - Leader Writer - Beaverbrook Newspapers (1964-66). Presenter/Reporter - BBC TV & Radio Current Affairs (1966-78). Proprietor, Public Affairs Company (1978-83).
Personal Overview - Replaced the outgoing Conservative member Professor Elizabeth Howlett at the 2008 elections. A former MP who lost his Surbiton seat in the Labour landslide 1997 General Election, he has returned to the political front line in London. He is therefore likely to have political experience to call upon, particularly having been a Government Minister and serving on several Select Committees. He has focused on policing and getting better value for money for the London public. He has also campaigned to stop airport expansion and to cut aircraft and helicopter noise in the Wandsworth area.
Political History - MP for Surbiton (1983-97), former Minister for the Environment (covering Sport, Planning and Regeneration) (1985-87), member of the Select Committee on Broadcasting Parliament and Committee of Selection (1987-92), member of the Public Accounts Committee (1992-97), Chairman of the London MPs Group (1990-97). Chairman of Wandsworth Conservative Associations Grouping (2003-). Member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Former MPs (2007-). GLA Member West Central London (2008-). Member of the Budget and Performance Committee (2008-), member of the Budget Monitoring Sub-Committee (2008-) member of the Transport Committee (2008-), member of the Metropolitan Police Authority (2008-).
Other Information - President of Kingston Amateur Regatta and Kingston Rugby Club. Member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists. Justice of the Peace. Freeman of the City of London. Fellow of the Industry and Parliament Trust. Member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and Inter Parliamentary Union. Became Sport England Chairman for South London (2006). Alternative email firstname.lastname@example.org
All Party Groups - N/a.
Business Tel: 020 7983 4389
Interests: Aircraft Noise,Environment,Transport
- Budget and Performance Committee (Member)
- Transport Committee (Member)
London (European Parliament)
Ms Marina Yannakoudakis MEP (Conservative)
MEP Since - 2009 Born - 16/04/1956. Married, 3 children.
Education - Brunel University, BSC in Government, Politics and Modern History. Open University, MA in Education.
Previous Occupation - Financial Director of a family business (pan-European).
Personal Overview - Elected to the European Parliament from third place on the London Conservative Party list. Has been involved running a small business for over 23 years with experience negotiating in in Europe on behalf of her UK clients. She has campaigned to reduce regulation on business, reducing EU waste and fraud and on the sensible managing of migration. She also has experience raising funds for charity, as a former Chair of the Mayor of Barnet's Charity Appeal 2005/06 raising money for the mental health charity MIND.
Political History - Councillor, London Borough of Barnet. Has been Deputy Chairman of Chipping Barnet Conservative Association. MEP London Region (2009-). Membe rof the Delegation to the EU-Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee (2009-). Substitute member of the Delegation for relations with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo (2009-). Member of the Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee (2009-). Member of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (2009-).
Other Information - School Governor. She was a Chairman of the Federation of Conservative Students at Brunel University and Chairperson for Communications on it's Student Union Executive. In her spare time she plays the saxophone and produces her own sculptures which she donates to charity.
Intergroups - N/a.
Interests: Small Business,Business & Finance,Local Government
- Environment, Public Health & Food Safety (Member)
- Women's Rights & Gender Equality (Member)
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