Lopez, Julia

Julia Lopez is‌ ‌the‌ Conservative MP‌ ‌for‌ Hornchurch and Upminster,‌ ‌having‌ ‌first‌ ‌been‌ ‌elected‌ ‌to‌ ‌Parliament‌ ‌in 2017‌.  ‌Julia ‌was‌ re‌-elected‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌2019‌ ‌General‌ ‌Election‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌majority‌ ‌of‌ 23,308 ‌over‌ ‌the‌ Labour ‌Party.‌ ‌

The constituency of Hornchurch and Upminster is found in the far north eastern corner of Greater London along the border with Essex.  It is the only London seat which extends beyond the M25 motorway and includes the communities of Harold Wood, Upminster, and Hornchurch at the end of the District Line.   Both the levels of home ownership and retired voters are considerably higher here than in other areas of London.   Although this area was gained by Labour in its 1997 landslide, it has returned heavily to the Conservatives with the party polling close to two thirds of the vote here in 2019.

Julia Lopez was‌ ‌appointed‌ ‌as‌ Minister of State at the Department for Culture, Media of Sport in September 2021.  She was previously Parliamentary Secretary to the Cabinet Office ‌between 2020 and 2021.

Born‌ ‌in 1984, Julia Lopez grew up in Stansted, Essex, before studying Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge‌. She worked for the former Conservative MP Mark Field, before being elected to Parliament.

She has been a trustee of the education charity, Inspire Malawi, which builds schools and trains teachers in rural communities in Malawi.

Lopez is a graduate of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme, after spending time with the Royal Air Force.

She served on Tower Hamlets Borough Council in London between 2014 and 2018.

Lopez supported Brexit in the 2016 EU referendum.  She is married to a British-Australian, and the couple have a daughter.

Email – julia.lopez.mp@parliament.uk

Website‌ ‌–‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌https://www.julialopez.co.uk/