Hailing from Northumberland, Neil Carmichael was born in 1961 and has served as the Member of Parliament for Stroud since 2010.
Neil read Politics at the University of Nottingham and began his political career in 1989 when he was elected to the Northumberland County Council, a position he retained for four years. In 1999, Neil moved to Gloucestershire and was selected to stand for the Conservatives in the parliamentary seat of Stroud, and was elected to the House of Commons in 2010. During his time in parliament, Neil has been a member of Environmental Audit Select Committee and the Education Select Committee, of which he was later chosen to become chair. In 2015, Neil held his seat in Stroud and increased his majority, fending off competition from Labour’s David Drew.
On his victory, Neil said, “I am honoured that the electorate of Stroud Valleys and Vale have allowed me to continue my work to make the Valleys and Vale the economic powerhouse we all know it can be. I believe this to be a vote of confidence in the strategy that the Conservative party has been following, which is to restore and strengthen our economy. I am looking forward to working with all communities, interests and parties to build a vibrant, caring, inclusive and responsible society in the Valleys and Vale.
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