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Members Of Parliament in West Bradford, Clitheroe, Lancashire

MPs: Nigel Evans MP; Steven Woolfe MEP;

Ribble Valley (House of Commons)

Mr Nigel Evans MP (Conservative)

Surgery: Ribble Valley Conservative Association
9, Railway View

Surgery Tel: 01200 425939

MP Since - 1992 Majority - 14,769 Born - 10/11/1957.
Education - Dynevor School, University College, Swansea.
Previous Occupation - Owner of a family business, ran their retail convenience store in Swansea (1979-90).

Personal Overview - Has some Local Government and business experience, and won back the Ribble Valley seat at the 1992 General Election. He advanced to the position of PPS in the 1992-97 Parliament (notably to William Hague MP), and was made an Opposition Spokesman after the 1997 General Election, being further promoted in 2001, but losing out in the November 2003 reshuffle. Was made a Conservative Party Vice Chairman in November 2004 with responsibility for Conservatives Abroad and advancing the Conservative vote overseas. Became a Deputy Speaker in June 2010. Resigned from his post as Deputy Speaker in September 2013 after being charged with several offences and became an Independent. He rejoined the Conservatives in April 2014 after having been cleared of all charges.

Political History - Councillor, West Glamorgan County Council (1985-91). MP Ribble Valley (1992-). PPS to Rt. Hon. David Hunt MP as Secretary of State for Employment (1993-94), and as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1994-95). PPS to Tony Baldry MP as Minister of State at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (1995-96). PPS to Rt. Hon. William Hague MP as Secretary of State for Wales (1996-97). Member of the Public Service Select Committee (1995-97), and Environment Select Committee (1996-97), Welsh Affairs Select Committee (2003-05). Former Co-Vice Chairman of the All Party Manufacturing Industry Group. Joint Vice Chairman of the Retail Industry Group, Honorary Treasurer of the Space Group. Joint Vice Chairman, Advertising All Party Group. Joint Chairman, Export All Party Group. Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on Constitutional Affairs, Scotland and Wales (1997-2001), Vice Chairman (Wales) Conservative Central Office. Shadow Secretary of State for Wales (2001-03). Member of the Trade & Industry Select Committee (2003-05). Conservative Party Vice Chairman (Conservatives Abroad) (2004-05). Member of the Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee (2005-09). Member of the International Development Select Committee (2009-10). Member of the Public Administration Select Committee (2014-). 1st Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker (2010-13).

Characteristics - Director of Networking for Industry (Small Business Bureau). He announced publicly that he was gay in December 2010.

Business Tel: 020 7219 6939


Interests: Agriculture,Aviation,Defence,General Trade & Industry,Health,Tourism & Leisure,Telecommunications,Local Government,European Issues,Small Business,Science & Technology,Education & Training,Party Organisation,Manufacturing Industry

Commitee membership
  • Public Administration Committee (Member)
  • Parliamentary Space Committee Group (Member)


North West (European Parliament)

Mr Steven Woolfe MEP (UKIP)

MEP Since - 2014. Born - 19. Married, 1 daughter.
Education - St Bernards Roman Catholic school. St Bede's Roman Catholic Independent College. Aberystwyth University (Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.). Inns of Court School of Law.
Previous Occupation - Barrister, Chambers in Inner Temple (1992-1996). Legal And Compliance Analyst at UBS (1996-1997). Counsel at Taylor Wessing (November 1997-November 1999). Counsel, DLA Piper (October 1999-September 2000). Deputy Head of Compliance, Standard Bank (September 2003-August 2004). Senior Compliance Consultant & Partner, Aurelius Compliance Consultants (September 2000-February 2007). General Counsel, Boyer Allan Investment Management LLP (February 2006-March 2012). General Counsel Consultant, MercuryJove Advisers (May 2012-2014). Legal and Regulatory Consultant to financial institutions.

Personal Overview - He was born in Moss Side, Manchester and grew up in the suburban area of Burnage. From a legal background, having won a scholarship to St Bede's Roman Catholic Independent College he then studied law at university. He was a Barrister and worked as a Lawyer in the City of London before becoming a general counsel for hedge fund managers and acting as a legal and regulatory consultant to financial institutions. With his career experience in Legal and Financial matters it is not surprising that he has been the party spokesman on Financial Services, where he has debated the impact of EU financial regulations on the UK on a number of political TV and Radio programmes.

Political History - UKIP Financial Services Spokesman (2010-13). MEP North West Region (2014-). Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (2014-).

Other Information - He was University Law Debating Champion (1990) and reached the Quarter Finals of the World Debating Championship (Glasgow) (1990).

Intergroups - N/a.

Business Tel: +32(0)2 28 45115


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Interests: Business & Finance,Law & Order

Commitee membership
  • Economic & Monetary Affairs (Member)


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