Gareth Bacon MP

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Gareth Bacon was elected in December 2019 as the Member of Parliament for Orpington. Prior to that, he was elected to the London Assembly as a Londonwide Assembly Member in 2008, and in May 2016 was elected as the Assembly Member for Bexley and Bromley. He stepped down in January 2020 as Leader of the GLA Conservative Group and Chairman of the Assembly’s Budget and Performance Committee following his election to Parliament.

In the final 18 months of Boris Johnson’s mayoralty Gareth served as Chairman of the London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority, the body which oversaw the London Fire Brigade, and as Chairman of the London Local Resilience Forum which co-ordinates the emergency planning work of London’s blue light services, armed forces, local government and key utility providers.

Gareth was also an elected councillor in the London Borough of Bexley from 1998 until 2020 and served as a Cabinet Member for a total of nine years in a variety of portfolio positions including Deputy Leader of the Council, Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate Services and Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Realm.

He comes from a background in the financial recruitment industry and has Bachelors and Masters’ degrees in politics and government from Kent University.

 

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Paul Scully MP

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Paul Scully was elected Member for Sutton and Cheam at the 2015 general election. Having lived in Sutton for 28 years, he was previously the Parliamentary Assistant to Alok Sharma MP between 2010 and 2012. He is a founding partner of Nudge Factory Ltd, is married and has two children- both of whom were born in the local St Helier Hospital and educated in Sutton schools. 

Bob Blackman MP

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Bob Blackman is the Conservative MP for Harrow East and presently serves as Joint Secretary of the 1922 Committee within Parliament and as a Member of the Backbench Business Committee. After first being elected in 2010, he increased his majority at the 2015 General Election, receiving over 50% of the vote.

Matthew Offord MP

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Before being elected as the Member of Parliament for Hendon in the 2010 General Election, Matthew worked for the BBC, advising on a range of political matters.  During this period he was elected as a Councillor for the Hendon Ward in the Borough of Barnet.  He went on to become Deputy Leader of Barnet Council. In Parliament he has raised issues on a diverse range of topics including policy in relation to Israel, Cyprus and the British Overseas Territories; eye health; energy costs; animal welfare; policing; and transport services.

Shaun Bailey MP

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Shaun Bailey was elected as the Member of Parliament for West Bromwich West in 2019. He is the first Conservative MP for West Bromwich West, a seat once represented by legendary Speaker of the House of Commons, Betty Boothroyd.

Mark Garnier MP

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Mark Garnier was elected to Parliament for Wyre Forest in May 2010 and is a member of the Treasury Select Committee and the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards. He is actively involved in several All Party Parliamentary Groups including being the Chairman of the APPG for Heritage Rail and the APPG for the Economy of the West Midlands.