Sarah Green was first elected as the Liberal Democrat MP for Chesham and Amersham in a June 2021 by-election, gaining the seat off the Conservatives with a majority of 8,028. The by-election was caused following the death of the sitting Conservative MP, Dame Cheryl Gillan.
The constituency of Chesham and Amersham is located in the south east of Buckinghamshire. It includes the two towns of Chesham and Amersham at the end of the Metropolitan line, as well as a number of villages such as Little Chalfont and Great Missenden within the Chiltern Hills. Containing a high number of commuters to both the Thames Valley and central London, this is an economically active and affluent part of the UK. Parts of the countryside in this constituency are heavily affected by the construction of the fast HS2 rail line.
Prior to the 2021 by-election, Chesham and Amersham had been considered safe Conservative territory. Even in the Labour landslide year of 1997, the Conservatives secured over 50% of the vote here. The seat was previously represented at Westminster by the Conservative Cabinet Ministers, Dame Cheryl Gillan and Sir Ian Gilmour.
Sarah Green grew up in Clwyd in North Wales She was later educated at Aberystwyth University and Manchester Metropolitan University.
After leaving university she worked in market research for Euromonitor and Kantar TNS. She also worked briefly as a press office at Westminster.
In 2014 she set up her own training and communications company, Green and Ginger.
Green previously stood for Parliament for the Liberal Democrats in North Wales doing so for the Anglesey constituency in 2005, and for Arfon in 2010. She is a fluent welsh speaker.
In 2019, Green helped run the campaign for Dominic Grieve, the deselected anti-Brexit Conservative MP who was running as an independent in neighbouring Beaconsfield. The Lib Dems themselves decided not to stand in that seat the time
Green is opposed to the HS2 rail project which is set to run through the heart of her constituency.
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