I am the Member of Parliament for Mid Worcestershire having been elected in the May 2015 General Election. I live in the constituency with my wife and children who attend a local school.
I was born and raised in Lincolnshire and attended the Robert Pattinson Comprehensive School in North Hykeham before going on to study politics and economics at Oxford University. I moved to London to work for Arthur Andersen as a management consultant before going on to study for a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the Anderson School at UCLA in the USA. I met and married my American wife, Melissa, in 1999 and we moved back to the UK in 2006 following the birth of our son. I worked for Deloitte before joining Google as Industry Head of Travel in 2011.
In the 2010 General Election I contested the Luton South seat and achieved a 4.6% swing from Labour to the Conservatives.
I was a councillor with St Alban's District Council between 2011 and 2014 - representing the Wheathampstead Ward.
I was selected as the Conservative Party parliamentary candidate for Mid Worcestershire in November 2013 in an Open Primary (a public meeting at which both Conservative and non-Conservative supporters attended and voted), and I won the seat with a majority of 20,532 in the May 2015 General Election.
I have a particular interest in tourism and technology, and sit on the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.
Click here to see my voting record and speeches in Parliament.