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  Grayling, Chris
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AffiliationConservative  
 
NameChris Grayling
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Epsom, , United Kingdom
Emaileeca@tory.org
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Born April 01, 1962 (58 years)
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifedRBH
May 23, 2017 04:37am
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InfoBorn in 1962, Chris grew up in Buckinghamshire, though his parents moved to Cheshire when he was 19, and he has extensive family links in the North West. He was educated at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe before going to Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, to read history. After university, he joined the BBC's News Training Scheme, and worked as a producer on BBC News and Channel Four's programme Business Daily.

After a few years in television production, he decided to move to the business side of the media industry, and worked for a number of small and medium-sized production businesses before moving to the Employee Change Communication practice at international communications firm Burson Marsteller. He ended his time there as European Marketing Director.

Chris has been married to Sue since 1987, and they have one daughter and one son. Chris has written several books, including a history of the Bridgwater Canal, Anglo-American relations, and life in England after the First World War. For relaxation, he enjoys antiques, travel, and watching cricket when he has the chance.

Chris has been MP for Epsom and Ewell since 2001 and is currently Shadow Minister for Health. He was previously Shadow Minister for Higher and Further Education and an Opposition Whip. He has also served as a member of the influential House of Commons Transport Select Committee.

Before his election he was a local councillor in the London Borough of Merton.

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  12/12/2019 UK Parliament - Epsom & Ewell Won 53.52% (+30.06%)
  06/08/2017 UK Parliament - Epsom & Ewell Won 59.58% (+34.55%)
  07/14/2016 UK Secretary of State for Transport Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/09/2015 UK Leader of the House of Commons Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/07/2015 UK Parliament - Epsom & Ewell Won 58.29% (+42.78%)
  09/04/2012 UK Secretary of State for Justice Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/06/2010 UK Parliament - Epsom & Ewell Won 56.17% (+29.36%)
  12/08/2005 UK Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/05/2005 UK - Shadow Leader of the House Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/05/2005 UK Parliament - Epsom & Ewell Won 54.42% (+32.97%)
  06/07/2001 UK Parliament - Epsom & Ewell Won 48.09% (+21.61%)
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UK Conservative Party Leader - MP Vote - Jun 20, 2019 CON Boris Johnson
UK Conservative Party Leader - MP Vote - Jul 07, 2016 CON Theresa May
UK EU Membership Referendum - Jun 23, 2016 NO Leave
Conservative Party Leader - Member Vote - Dec 06, 2005 CON Liam Fox