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:

Cheltenham's Shops

The next few weeks are a crucial time for Cheltenham’s shops, which do so much to give our town its diversity and vitality.

EU Withdrawal Bill

I won’t be joining the so-called ‘mutineers’, but the Daily Telegraph headline about Conservative backbenchers was ill-judged and wrong.

Westminster Allegations

The allegations of sexual impropriety swirling around Westminster have made two things crystal clear.

Cheltenham's A&E and PMQ's

At the time of writing I’m finalising my parliamentary question to Theresa May at Prime Minister’s questions on Wednesday.

Protect the Protectors

On Friday night I was delighted to join Cheltenham’s Street Pastors as they patrolled the town after dark.

Cheltenham Literature Festival

Cheltenham’s Literature Festival brings hundreds of the world’s most brilliant writers, performers and political thinkers to the town.