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Lancaster and Fleetwood (House of Commons)
Mr Eric Ollerenshaw OBE MP (Conservative)
Surgery: The Village Centre
59 High Street
Surgery Tel: 01995 672975
MP Since - 2010 Majority - 333 Born - 26/03/1950.
Education - Hyde County Grammar School. London School of Economics.
Previous Occupation - History Teacher at the Tom Hood School. Worked for the Conservative Campaign Headquarters in London, heading up the Cities and Diversity section (2005-10).
Personal Overview - Former GLA member and experienced Local Government leader in London who was given the chance to take on this marginal seat at the 2010 elections. He has connections to Lancashire as he was born and grew up in the County. He had a long career in Local Government in London and was a single term GLA member becoming Deputy Conservative Group Leader on the Authority. He stood down from his Council role to concentrate on obtaining selection for this seat, where he was chosen at an 'Open Primary' in 2007. Became a PPS early in the 2010 parliament to Baroness Warsi, having previously been her Chief of Staff.
Political History - Member of the ILEA (Inner London Education Authority) (1984-90), Leader of the Conservative Group (1988-90). Councillor, Hackney BC (1991-2006), former Conservative Group Leader, Joint Council Leader (2000-01). Chairman of Hackney North & Stoke Newington Conservative Association (1991-99). Deputy Chairman of the Greater London Area (1996-98). Stood for North East London in the GLA elections. Was 1st on the Conservative Party List for London (PR elected member). GLA Member (2000-04). Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group on the GLA (2000-04). General Election candidate for Heywood and Middleton (1992). MP Lancaster and Fleetwood (2010-). PPS to Rt Hon Baroness Warsi as Senior Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Faith and Communities (2010-).
Characteristics - OBE (1991). Has been a Board Member of Great Ormond St. Hospital and a member of the Monarchist League. Has been a governor of a number of primary and secondary schools and involved with a number of charities and community groups.
Business Tel: 020 7219 3000
Interests: Housing,Transport,Regeneration,Education & Training,Health,Local Government
- Group against Antisemitism (Member)
- Beef and Lamb Group (Member)
- Friends of CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development) Group (Member)
- Cancer Group (Member)
- Civic Societies Group (Vice Chairman)
- Democracy in Bahrain Group (Member)
- Dying Well Group (Member)
- Education Group (Member)
- Fisheries Group (Member)
- Female Genital Mutilation Group (Member)
- Hazara Group (Member)
- Hill Farming Group (Member)
- Parliamentary Internet and Communications Technology Forum Group (Member)
- Islamophobia Group (Member)
- Local Government Group (Treasurer)
- Pancreatic Cancer Group (Secretary)
- Rail in the North Group (Member)
- Severn Barage and Tidal Energy Group (Member)
- Social Mobility Group (Vice Chairman)
- Thalidomide and other Harmful Drugs prescribed during Pregnancy Group (Member)
- Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction Group (Member)
- Video Games Group (Member)
- Young Disabled People Group (Member)
- Bosnia and Herzegovina Group (Member)
- United Kingdom-Isle of Man (Manx) Group (Member)
- Kurdistan Region in Iraq Group (Member)
- British-Latvian Group (Member)
- Nigeria Group (Member)
- Pakistan 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
Interests: Business & Finance,Law & Order
- Economic & Monetary Affairs (Member)
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