Stephen Barclay is the Conservative MP for NE Cambridgeshire, elected on 6th May 2010 with a majority of 16,425.
He lives in the constituency with his wife Karen. He works in financial crime prevention.
Steve was born in 1972 in Lytham, Lancashire. After leaving school Steve joined the army, serving as a Second Lieutenant on a Short Service Limited Commission with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers before going to university.
He read history at Peterhouse, Cambridge University, after which he studied law at The College of Law, Chester.
After university he qualified as a solicitor in 1998, before working in a number of businesses including Guardian Royal Exchange, Axa Insurance, the Financial Services Authority, and Barclays Bank, where he is Head of Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions for the retail Bank.
He started his political involvement after leaving university by helping on grassroots campaigns in Chester and Watford. In 1997 he gained political experience by contesting the safe Labour inner city seat of Manchester Blackley, and in 2001 he fought the marginal seat of Lancaster & Wyre, reducing the sitting MPs majority to 481.
In 2007 Steve took over as Organiser of the Carlton Political Dinner which raises funds for the Party's target seats, and he is a Director of the Enterprise Forum which promotes links between business and the Conservative Party.
Steve was selected as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for North East Cambridgeshire in January 2008. This followed the announcement by Malcolm Moss MP that he will retire at the next election after over 22 years as the local MP.
North East Cambridgeshire
South Fens Business Park, Fenton Way, Chatteris, PE16 6TT
Date of Birth
House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
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