Craig Whittaker was elected as Conservative MP for Calder Valley on 6th May 2010 with a majority of 6,431.
Craig was born in 1962 in Radcliffe, Lancashire. He emigrated to Australia at the age of five with his Parents. In 1984 Craig came back to live in England and settled in Yorkshire.
Craig lives in Rastrick, Brighouse with his two daughters, Sophie and Bethannie. His Son Lee, lives in Manchester where he attended University.
Craig was a Retail General Manager for a large Blue Chip high street retailer and has been in Retail Management since leaving high school in Australia, after completing his Higher School Certificate.
He has served as both a Parish Councillor and a school governor.
He currently serves as a Borough Councillor representing the Rastrick Ward of Calderdale MB Council until the local elections of 2011.
Craig previously served on the Cabinet of Calderdale MB Council as the portfolio holder for Children and Young People's Services. He was also the Lead Member for Children's Services. As part of his duties as an MP, Craig sits on the Education Select Committee at Westminster.
He was selected at the end of March 2007 to be the PPC for Calder Valley and became the MP serving the Calder Valley in May 2010.
MP's Constituency Office, First Floor, Spring Villa, 16 Church Lane, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6 1AT
Date of Birth
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