MEET OUR TEAM
Our parliamentary caucus consists of over 130 MPs who meet regularly to share ideas, scrutinise and support Government and champion working people.
ESTHER MCVEY MP
Esther has championed working people since being elected on Merseyside in 2010. Through her charity, ‘If Chloe Can’, Esther provides career support, inspiration and ambition for school pupils. She has written several careers books for girls and boys which have been turned into plays by the National Youth Theatre and have been performed around the country as well as in London’s West End. She is proud to now be the MP for Tatton.
BEN BRADLEY MP
Born in Ripley, Derbyshire, Ben initially went to Bath University to study Sports Science. After deciding that the course wasn't right for him, he dropped out and worked as a landscape gardener and an Administrator. Elected in 2017 as the MP for Mansfield, Ben quickly re-launched the ‘Young Conservatives’ organisation, the national youth wing of the Conservative Party, and is a powerful advocate for education and opportunity.
SCOTT MANN MP
Born in Wadebridge, Scott went to school in the town and has worked and lived in North Cornwall - where he is the MP - all of his life. Working as a postman for nearly 20 years, Scott entered politics through joining the Wadebridge Conservative Club. He campaigns for affordable housing, apprenticeships and North Cornwall's essential industries - Fishing, Farming and Tourism.
LEE ROWLEY MP
Lee comes from a mining family with a long history in the North East Derbyshire area, where he is an MP. Both of his grandfathers were miners and his great aunt used to run the post office in Renishaw. His campaigns focus on protecting green fields from bad housebuilding and supporting residents in making their towns and villages better.
North East Derbyshire
ANDREW LEWER MBE MP
Andrew was born in Burnley, Lancashire, and now, as MP for Northampton South, he champions better education for all and access to apprenticeships. He attended a grammar school in Derbyshire before studying History at Newcastle University. He is the only person in Britain to have served as an MP, an MEP and a Council Leader.
DEHENNA DAVISON MP
Elected in December 2019, Dehenna is the first Conservative to represent Bishop Auckland since the constituencies creation in 1885. Having worked for a start-up before entering Parliament, Dehenna has also worked in restaurants, betting shops and a casino, and has seen first-hand, the struggles of the high street. Dehenna describes herself as ‘very geeky’ and love to delve into a video game.
ANDREA JENKYNS MP
Yorkshire born and bred, Andrea started off working in Greggs after leaving school at 16 and fought her way up through a diverse career as she later went on re-train though studying a degree in her thirties. With passions that extend though nature and wildlife, support for mental health, and call for the improvement of roads and rail services, Andrea is a Blue Collar champion.
Morley & Outwood
JOHN STEVENSON MP
Educated at Aberdeen Grammar School and Dundee University, John was a partner in Bendles Solictors, Carlisle, before being MP for Carlisle. He has a keen interest in business and education, and organises and hosts an annual Carlisle Skills Fair attracting over 2500 jobseekers and young people and 80 businesses, organisations and training providers from the Carlisle constituency.
PHILIP DAVIES MP
First elected as member for Shipley in 2005, Philip is proud to serve his constituents. Having read Historical and Political Studies at the University of Huddersfield, Philip went on to work for ASDA as a Senior Marketing Manager. Philip is passionate for sports, specifically horse racing, and sits on the influential Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Committee.
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Clark comes from a working class Cumbrian family, his father was a factory worker and trade unionist and his mother a shop assistant. Clark founded Blue Collar Conservatism in 2012 to champion those most let down by Labour and make the case that only Conservatives can genuinely champion the interests of working people. Clark stood in Workington in 2017, where despite a 12% increase in Conservative vote share he saw the party’s national message fail to cut through.
SIR GARY STREETER MP
Raised on a dairy farm in East Devon, Gary was a partner in a large local law firm and served on the Plymouth City Council for six years, two of them as chairman of housing, before becoming an MP in 1992. He campaigns for fairer education funding and for improved rail connectivity in South West Devon, where he is the MP.
South West Devon
EDDIE HUGHES MP
Born in Birmingham as a son of a bus driver, Eddie went to school in north Birmingham before studying Civil Engineering at the University of Glamorgan. Eddie was elected MP for Walsall North in 2017. His campaign priorities are crime and anti-social behaviour.
MARIA CAULFIELD MP
Maria was born to Irish immigrant parents in London, where she grew up on a council estate with her father and brother following the death of her mother from breast cancer during her teens. Upon leaving school she became an NHS nurse, later specialising in cancer treatment and becoming a Senior Sister at the Royal Marsden NHS Hospital. She has been the MP for Lewes since 2015.
JOHNNY MERCER MP
Raised with seven siblings by two working parents, Johnny achieved ‘average’ results at school and spent more time on the sports field than in the classroom. Employment - not university - was the way forward in such a large family, so he left to work as an intern in the financial sector of the City of London before graduating from Sandhurst in 2002. He became MP for Plymouth Moor View in 2015.
Plymouth Moor View
DEREK THOMAS MP
With missionary parents, Derek grew up in West Cornwall and qualified as a Cornish Mason. He spent three years studying in South London before taking up a career in the voluntary sector working with vulnerable people for over 17 years after working within the Construction Industry. He was elected as MP for St Ives and the Isles of Scilly in 2015.
TRUDY HARRISON MP
Granddaughter of a miner, Trudy is a proud West Cumbrian and her interest in local politics secured the position of regeneration officer at Copeland Borough Council in 2010. After entering Parliament in 2017, Trudy champions nuclear, rail and digital investment and is a member of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme.
NIGEL ADAMS MP
Son of a school cleaner and caretaker, Nigel set up his own telecommunications business at the age of 26 which was later acquired by a PLC in 1999. As a keen sportsman, Nigel enjoys playing cricket and has previously held the position of Minister of State for Sport, Media and Creative Industries as well as other government positions.
Selby & Ainsty
ADAM AFRIYIE MP
From a council estate in Packham, Adam gained a B.Sc. In Agricultural Economics from Imperial College and as elected as member for Windsor in 2005. As a clear example of social mobility, Adam was the regional finalist in the 2003 Ernst and Young entrepreneur of the year awards and defends that businesses not only generate jobs, income and taxes, but allow for that social mobility.
LUCY ALLAN MP
Educated at Durham University and Kingston Law School, Lucy worked as a chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse for 10 years prior to entering Parliament. Lucy sits on the Education Select committee and fights for children in care and social justice and is passionate about New Towns, on which she chairs the APPG.
SIR DAVID AMESS
David was a great advocate for the good people of Southend West and a keen advocate for improvements in animal welfare among other causes. He brought over 30 years of experience in Parliament to our group and, as an Essex man through and though, was a tremendous supporter of Blue Collar Conservatism.
Rest in Peace.
(1997 - 2021)
LEE ANDERSON MP
Ashfield born and bred, Lee comes from a family of coalminers and after being educated at John Davies Primary School, Lee followed his family history by working in the pits in Nottinghamshire for 10 years. In December 2019, Lee was elected to be the Member of parliament for Ashfield and has plans to create a level playing field for local people.