Jenkyns, Andrea

Andrea Jenkyns was first elected as the Conservative MP for Morley & Outwood in 2015, being reelected in 2019 with a majority of 11,267.

The Morley and Outwood constituency in West Yorkshire was created in 2010, and contains the former mining town of Morley, alongside the Outwood and Stanley districts of Wakefield.  Some three fifths of the electorate backed Brexit in the 2016 EU referendum.  This seat was formerly represented by the Labour Chancellor, Ed Balls, at Westminster until his high profile defeat here in 2015.

Jenkyns was appointed an assistant government whip in September 2021.

Born in 1974, Jenkyns has degrees from the Open University and the University of Lincoln. In a varied career, she worked in Greggs the bakers, as a music tutor, in sales, and as a retail store manager.

She served on Lincolnshire County Council between 2009 and 2013.

Jenkyns was a strong supporter of Brexit, and Deputy Chair of the European Research Group of Conservative MPs.  She wrote a letter of non confidence in Theresa May in 2018, and supported Dominic Raab, and then Boris Johnson in the 2019 Conservative leadership election.

Andrea Jenkyns is the Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Social Mobility; Italy; Loan Charge.  She campaigns on the issue of hospital acquired infections after her father died following contracting MRSA in hospital.

She was a finalist in the Miss UK Beauty Pageant during her youth.

She is also an accomplished soprano singer.

Jenkyns is a vegetarian and animal rights campaigner . She has been critical of the factory farming broiler chicken industry.  Her dog won top prize at the Westminster dog of the year show in 2015.

Jenkyns is married to fellow Conservative MP, Jack Lopresti.  The couple have a young son.

She currently works as Director of the National Centre for Higher Education Policy, at the University of Bolton,

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