Dan Byles was elected as Conservative MP for North Warwickshire on 6th May 2010 with a slim majority of 54.
Dan was born in 1974 and his family settled in the West Midlands when he was nine years old. In 1986 he won an Assisted Place to attend Warwick School, and went on to be the first member of his family to go to University, where he gained a degree in Economics and Management Studies from the University of Leeds.
He is a double Guinness World Record holder, having once rowed across the Atlantic Ocean in 101 days in a 23 foot wooden rowing boat with his mother as his team mate. In 2007 he achieved his second World Record during an expedition by foot to the Magnetic North Pole. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
After University Dan served in the Army, initially with the Light Infantry and then as a Medical Support Officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He served on operations in Kosovo and Bosnia, and served in the MOD as a Staff Officer during the Iraq invasion.
He was selected as the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for North Warwickshire & Bedworth in 2007, and was elected in 2010 by just 54 votes. After just two months as an MP, Dan was elected by his fellow backbenchers to serve on the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee.
Dan is married to Prashanthi.
North Warwickshire and Bedworth
8 Kingsway House, 4 King Street, Bedworth, CV12 8HY
Date of Birth
Dan Byles MP, The House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA