Sutton and Cheam (House of Commons)
Rt Hon. Paul Burstow MP (Liberal Democrat)
Surgery: 234 Gander Green Lane
Surgery Tel: 020 8288 6550 or 020 8288 6555
MP Since - 1997 Majority - 1,608 Born - 13/05/1962, Married, 3 children.
Education - Glastonbury High School, Carshalton College of Further Education, South Bank Polytechnic (Business Studies).
Previous Occupation - Acting Political Secretary for the Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors (1996-97).
Personal Overview - He is likely to have good local knowledge from a background in Local Government and his membership of Business Link London South. He retained a role as a senior Liberal Democrat Spokesman until being briefly dropped following the post 2005 election reshuffle, gained reappointment in 2006 after the election of Menzies Campbell. Entered Government in 2010 at the Department of Health, but was removed at the 2012 reshuffle.
Political History - Councillor Sutton (1986-2002), Deputy Council Leader and Chairman of the Environment Committee (1988-97). Member, London Regional Liberal Democrat Executive, Federal Policy Committee. MP Sutton & Cheam (1997-). Co-Chairman of the Ageing & Older People, Chairman of the Backcare Group. Disabled People and Local Government & Housing Spokesman (1997-99), Social Security Spokesman (Pensioners) (1999-2001), Older People (2001-03), Shadow Secretary of State for Health (2003-05), member of the Health Select Committee (2003-04). Joint Vice-Chairman of the Disability, and Multiple Sclerosis All Party Groups. Member of the Health Select Committee (2005-06), member of the Finance & Services Select Committee (2006-10), member of the Modernisation Select Committee (2006-07). Member of the Public Accounts Committee (2008-10). Shadow Chief Whip (2006-10). Minister of State for Care Services, Department of Health (2010-12).
Characteristics - Appointed to the Privy Council (2012). Likely to be well informed of political issues in the London area, and has an interest in Environmental issues. His father is a Saville Row Tailor. NSPCC Parliamentary Ambassador (2003-).
Business Tel: 020 7219 1196
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Interests: Environment,Housing,Health,Disability,Local Government
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: Business & Finance,Small Business,Local Government
- Environment, Public Health & Food Safety (Member)
- Women's Rights & Gender Equality (Member)
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