Helen Grant was elected as Conservative MP for Maidstone & the Weald on May 6th 2010 with a majority of 5,889.
Born in London, Helen was brought up on the Raffles council estate in Carlisle for much of her early childhood. She represented the County in Hockey, Tennis, Athletics, and Cross-Country. She later became under-16 Judo Champion in North of England and Southern Scotland . Helen moved on to obtain a law degree at the University of Hull, undertook solicitors' finals at the College of Law in Guildford and qualified as a solicitor in 1988.
Helen is married with two sons. She lives in Marden in Kent and in Kingswood, Surrey, and enjoys tennis, movies, major sporting events and family life.
In 1996 Helen set up Grants Solicitors, a specialist firm focused on dealing with the problems of family breakdown. The practice is now managed by Helen's husband Simon.
Helen was a non-executive director of the Croydon NHS Primary Care Trust from January 2005 until retiring in March 2007 to concentrate on becoming an MP.
Maidstone and The Weald
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