Aidan Burley was elected Conservative MP for Cannock Chase on 6th May 2010 with a majority of 3195.
Aidan was born in 1979 in Auckland, New Zealand, the son of British parents. He lived in New Zealand for a few months before returning to the UK, where he was educated at West House School in Birmingham and King Edward’s School, Edgbaston, before studying for a degree at St. John’s College, Oxford.
After leaving Oxford, Aidan worked for Philip Hammond MP before joining an international firm of Management Consultants, where he specialised in projects designed to improve the Criminal Justice System. In 2007 Aidan undertook a career break to work for Nick Herbert MP on David Cameron’s Police Reform Taskforce, looking at ways to reduce bureaucracy for the police.
Aidan joined the Conservative Party in 1997 after winning his school’s Mock Election and on going up to Oxford became Vice-Chairman of the Oxford University Conservative Association (OUCA) as well as sitting on the Standing Committee (Governing Body) of the Oxford Union.
After moving to London in 2001, Aidan worked as a Political Adviser and Speechwriter to Philip Hammond MP, who was then a Front Bench Spokesman on Trade & Industry and is now Secretary of State for Transport.
In 2004, he was selected as the Conservative Council Candidate for Fulham Broadway Ward, in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. In the Council elections on May 4th 2006, he achieved a 9% swing, and became a Councillor aged 27.
In June 2008 he was selected to be the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for the seat of Cannock Chase.
Constituency: Cannock Chase
Constituency Address: Unit 6, High Green Court, Newhall Street, Cannock, WS11 1GR
Constituency Tel: 01543 502 447
Date of Birth: 22/01/1979
Personal Website: www.aidanburleymp.org