Croydon Central (House of Commons)
Mr Gavin Barwell MP (Conservative)
Surgery: Holds regular advice surgeries at:
The Town Hall (Croydon town centre) , Katharine Street , Croydon
133 Wickham Road
Surgery Tel: 020 8663 8741
020 7219 2119
MP Since - 2010 Majority - 2,969 Born - 1972. Married (Karen), 2 sons.
Education - Independent Trinity School of John Whitgift. Trinity College, Cambridge (former President of the Cambridge Union).
Previous Occupation - Chief Operating Officer of the Conservative Party (2003-06). Has his own consultancy business.
Personal Overview - A local man with experience as a Councillor, he held this boundary altered seat for the Conservatives in 2010. Politically, his main interests cover health and crime, it is notable that the NHS saved his life as a child when seriously ill. He also has experience at the centre of Conservative politics, as a former Party Chief Operating Officer and has also been associated with the party's approach of targeting key seats used at the 2010 General Election under the auspices of Lord Ashcroft. He was also a Special Advisor on Local Government, Housing and Urban Regeneration to John Gummer MP (as Secretary of State for the Environment) prior to the 1997 General Election. Became a PPS to Michael Gove at the 2012 Government reshuffle.
Political History - Councillor, London Borough of Croydon (2000-2010), has held the Resources and Customer Services and Community Safety & Cohesion Portfolios. MP Croydon Central (2010-). Member of the Science and Technology Select Committee (2010-12). PPS to Rt Hon. Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education (2012-).
Characteristics - Has been Chairman of the Governors at Trinity School and member of the Court of Governors of the Whitgift Foundation. Is well travelled, particularly in Europe, North America and Southern Africa.
Business Tel: 020 7219 2119
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Interests: Law & Order,Health,Local Government
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Choice at the End of Life (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Literacy Group (Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Packaging Manufacturing Industry (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Policing (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Race and Community (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils (Member)
- Thameslink Route Group (Member)
- British-Lithuania Group (Member)
Croydon and Sutton (Greater London Authority)
Mr Steve O'Connell AM (Conservative)
GLA Member Since - 2008 Majority - 9,418 Born - 1956. Married, 2 sons.
Education - Brockley County Grammar School.
Previous Occupation - Worked for Barclays Bank for 28 years. Also worked for HSBC and Natwest Banks. Qualified IFA and Mortgage Broker. Former Bank Manager for high worth clients, his last appointment being in the Sutton and Wallington area.
Personal Overview - Retained the Croydon seat for the Conservatives, formally held by Andrew Pelling. Politically his interests include planning issues and protecting the Green Belt, having gained experience through his membership of the Planning Committee at Local Authority level. Locally he has prioritised personal safety and anti social behaviour and the effects that they have on people's quality of life. He is also a strong advocate of the Grammar school system.
Political History - Councillor, Croydon (2002-), Joint Deputy Council Leader (2006-08), has been Cabinet Member for Safety and Cohesion. GLA Member Croydon & Sutton (2008-). Member of the Budget and Performance Committee (2008-09), member of the Budget Monitoring Sub-Committee (2008-09), member of the Environment Committee (2008-), member of the Planning and Housing Committee (2008-), member of the Metropolitan Police Authority (2008-). Member of the Transport Committee (2009-). Member of the Police and Crime Committee (2011-).
Other Information - Owns three dogs, 2 Jack Russells, 1 Weimeranar Cross and a one eyed Tom Cat.
All Party Groups - N/a.
Business Tel: 020 7983 4353
Interests: Business & Finance,Law & Order,Education & Training,Planning Issues,Local Government
- Environment Committee (Member)
- Planning and Housing 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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