Member of Parliament for South Staffordshire
Gavin was born in Scarborough on 25th June 1976. He went to Raincliffe Secondary School and Scarborough Sixth Form College. He gained a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Bradford. After graduation Gavin began a career in manufacturing. He sucessfully turned around a struggling pottery in Staffordshire. He then became the Managing Director of an architectural design firm which has been involved in the design of many schools, public sector and commercial buildings. Gavin's involvement in the voluntary sector has been extensive, he has been a Charitable Trustee at his local Citizen's Advice Bureau and a school governor.
Gavin was elected as a County Councillor in 2001 during which time he was involved in community matters, but he has also had a strong interest in education issues. He stood down in 2005 to contest the seat of Blackpool North and Fleetwood in Lancashire. Afterwards he became Deputy Chairman of Staffordshire Area Conservatives, Chairman of Stoke on Trent Conservative Association and Vice Chairman of Derbyshire Dales Conservative Association. In 2010, Gavin ran for the parliamentary seat of South Staffordshire and was sucessful winning a majority of 53.2% (26,834 votes).
Since entering Parliament in May 2010, Gavin has become a member of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, and he is Chairman of the All Party Group on Motor Neurone Disease. He was elected to the Executive of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and he is co-chairman of the Parliamentary Group on Design because of his interest in manufacturing and design.
In October 2011, Gavin became Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt. Hon. Hugo Swire MP, Minister of State for Northern Ireland, as well as Rt. Hon Owen Peterson. He remained in this position until September 2012, when he was appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt. Hon. Patrick McLoughlin MP, Secretary of State for Transport. Gavin is also Chairman of the All Party Group on Motor Neurone Disease and co-chairman of the Group on Design, a position to which he was elected due to his interest in manufacturing and design.
On 7th October 2013, Gavin was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister.
Gavin's Offices - Addresses & Telephone Numbers
Gavin's Constituency Office Address is:
Gavin Williamson MP
59 Wolverhampton Road
Tel. 01902 846616
Gavin's Westminster Office Address is:
Gavin Williamson MP
House of Commons
Tel. 02072 197150
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