Derbyshire Dales (House of Commons)
Rt Hon. Patrick McLoughlin MP (Conservative)
Surgery: House of Commons
Surgery Tel: 020 7219 3511
MP Since - 1986 (By-Election) Majority - 13,866 Born - 30/11/1957, Married 1 son, 1 daughter.
Education - Cardinal Griffin Roman Catholic School, Staffordshire College of Agriculture.
Previous Occupation - Agricultural Worker (1974-79); National Coal Board (1979-86).
Personal Overview - Has the distinction of being a Conservative MP with a Coal Mining background. It is notable that he was a strike breaker in the 1983 Miner's strike, when his spoke out against the then strike leader Arthur Scargill. However, this did not stop him having a junior Ministerial career, and then becoming a Whip after a brief break. He continued after 1997, becoming the Conservative Deputy Chief Whip in 1998. Was promoted to become the Opposition Chief Whip in 2005, the first David Cameron appointment after his predecessor David MacLean decided to stand down from the post. He became Government Chief Whip following the 2010 election before being removed from that role in 2012 becoming Transport Secretary.
Political History - Councillor, Cannock Chase DC (1980-87), Staffordshire County Council (1981-97). National Young Conservative Vice Chairman (1982-84). Member for West Derbyshire (1986-2010 (by-election)). Member for Derbyshire Dales (2010-). PPS to Angela Rumbold, Minister of State Department of Education (1987-88) & Lord Young of Graffham Secretary of State Trade & Industry (1988-89). Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Transport (1989-92), Department of Employment (1992-93), Department of Trade & Industry (1993-94), Assistant Government Whip (1995-96), Lord Commissioner to the Treasury (1996-97). Member of Broadcasting Select Committee (1994-95), Member of the Selection Select Committee (1997-2005). Opposition Pairing Whip (1997-98), Deputy Chief Whip (1998-2005), Opposition Chief Whip (2005-10). Member of the Finance & Services Select Committee (1998-2005). Member of the Accommodation & Works Select Committee (2001-05), Modernisation Select Committee (2004-05). Member of the Administration Select Committee (2005). Government Chief Whip, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (2010-12). Secretary of State for Transport (2012-).
Characteristics - A working class based Coal Miner turned Conservative.
Business Tel: 020 7219 3511
Interests: General Trade & Industry,Mining Industry,Transport,Coal Industry,Education & Training
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East Midlands (European Parliament)
Ms Emma McClarkin MEP (Conservative)
MEP Since - 2009 Born - N/a.
Education - Stroud Girls High School. Bournemouth University (Law Degree).
Previous Occupation - Legal Clerk. Government relations executive for the Rugby Football Union. Director within her Families business, Executive Energy. Political Advisor in the European Parliament.
Personal Overview - Elected to the East Midlands Region from second place on the Conservative regional list at the 2009 elections. Is likely to have European political experience of Brussels from her work in Government relations and from her time as a political advisor to Roger Helmer MEP.
Political History - Media campaign coordinator for the East Midlands Region at the 2004 European Elections. Political Advisor to Roger Helmer MEP. Has been a member of the Conservative Party Foreign Affairs Forum. MEP East Midlands Region (2009-). Member of the Delegation to the EU-Chile Joint Parliamentary Committee (2009-). Member of the Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (2009-). Substitute member of the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (2009-). Member of the Culture and Education Committee (2009-). Substitute member of the Development Committee (2009-11). Substitute member of the Internal Market & Consumer Protection Committee (2009-). Substitute member of the International Trade Committee (2011-).
Other Information - Has been involved with Women2Win and CWO. Has been a member of the British Wildlife Trust and has raised money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer (her mother died of the disease). She has also completed the High Peak Hike. Has captained the European Parliaments Touch Rugby team.
Intergroups - N/a.
Business Tel: 32 (0)2 284 9684
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