Alex Chalk MP

Member of Parliament - Cheltenham

Born in 1976 and raised in the village of Foxcote, Alex Chalk was elected to parliament for the first time in 2015. Prior to becoming an MP, Alex was educated at Oxford and subsequently worked as a barrister for thirteen years, specialising in counter-terrorism, homicide and serious fraud cases.

Whilst building his legal career in London, Alex was twice elected as a councillor in Hammersmith and Fulham, where he chaired the Planning Committee for four years. During this time he helped adjudicate on multi-billion pound planning applications which brought investment and regeneration to many deprived areas, and also helped drive down council tax to historically-low levels. On this experience Alex has said, “It was an invaluable training, but that apprenticeship is now over. I have come back home, and I want to put my skills to use to help make Cheltenham the greatest town in Britain.”

On May 7th 2015, Alex defeated Cheltenham’s incumbent MP, Martin Horwood, by over 6500 votes, thus declaring Cheltenham a Conservative seat for the first time in 23 years. 

 

You can read Alex's latest news below:

Brexit and the Prime Minister

As I write this on Tuesday evening, my phone is lit as MPs from across the political divide line up on Twitter to trash Theresa May’s lat

The Failure of Boots Corner

Last week the Local Democracy Reporting Service revealed that the Boots Corner road closure has raked in more than £1.3m in fines from mo

The fight for Cheltenham's A&E

I am delighted that local Trust bosses have cancelled the flawed pilot proposal to transfer general surgery (abdominal surgery) from Chel

Alex's Net Zero Bill

Climate change is not some theoretical future possibility – it is a present reality. 

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