Conor Burns was re-elected as Conservative MP for Bournemouth West on May 7th 2015 with 20155 votes, taking 49.8% of the vote.
Conor was born in Belfast in 1972 and his family moved to Hertfordshire in 1980.
After secondary school in St Albans Conor attended Southampton University where he studied Modern History and Politics. Since graduation he has had a variety of jobs working in the communications and finance sectors.
He was Company Secretary and Head of Business Development for an information services company in London and later briefly ran the direct sales force in the southern region for an insurance company.
Most recently he has been working for a large private company on the south coast as well as a communications company in London. He is on the board of the Spitfire Tribute Foundation which is working to construct a permanent monument to the Spitfire in the city of its birth.
Conor is on the management team of a Home Start scheme that helps families struggling with the demands of everyday life.
Conor joined the Conservative party at the earliest age possible and became politically involved at school. On arriving at University Conor got involved with the Southampton University Conservative Association becoming Chairman in 1992.
He was elected to Southampton City Council in 1999. He immediately became Housing and Urban Regeneration Spokesman. His St Luke's Ward was abolished and having become Group Leader he moved at the last minute to another ward.
He narrowly failed to win re-election in 2002. Conor was selected to fight Eastleigh in 1999 and contested the 2001 and 2005 general elections.
In 2005 Conor lost by 568 votes against LibDem Chris Huhne.
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