MPs: Philip Dunne MP; Anthea McIntyre MEP;

Ludlow (House of Commons)

Mr Philip Dunne MP (Conservative)

Surgery Tel: 01584 872187

MP Since - 2005 Majority - 9,749 Born - 14/08/1958. Married, 2 sons, 2 daughters.
Education - Eton College. Oxford University (BA philosophy, politics and economics MA).
Previous Occupation - Worked for eight years at the then leading British merchant bank S.G.Warburg. Employed for two years for James Gulliver Associates, before becoming a partner of Phoenix Securities, a leading adviser to the financial services sector, worked for 10 years in London and Hong Kong, during which time it was bought by Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, a US investment bank of which he became a Managing Director (one of many).Chairman Ottaker's PLC. Director of other businesses and charities, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Has been a Director of Ruffer LLP, a leading independent private client fund management company, which provides invaluable insight to issues confronting the financial services industry and all those who rely upon it for their future financial well-being, especially pensioners.

Personal Overview - Likely to be politically at the centre of the Conservative Party, he brings a range of business experience to the Ludlow constituency. He has had a twenty year business career before becoming actively involved in politics. He has worked in firms both big and small: having worked for investment banks in London, New York and Hong Kong and helped start a bookshop business, Ottakar's, from scratch. Has been Chairman of Ottakar's plc, which is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and employing over 2,000 people in shops all over the country. Has also been a Director of other businesses and charities, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation which is one of the leading providers of funding for research to find a cure for diabetes. Local activity has stemmed from his work as a councillor, and through support of the farming community, country sports, and other local charities. Has gained political experience campaigning in the area, becoming the first Conservative Councillor on South Shropshire District Council shortly after the 2001 General Election. His political interests include farming, housing development, EU and the Euro. He is also Chairman of a quoted Venture Capital Trust, Baronsmead 4 VCT plc, which reflects his enthusiasm for encouraging entrepreneurship in the small business sector.

Political History - South Shropshire District Council Councillor (2001-07) and a Member of the Standards Committee. MP for Ludlow (2005-). Member of the Work & Pensions Select Committee (2005-06). Member of the Public Accounts Select Committee (2006-09). Member of the Treasury Select Committee (2007-08). Assistant Government Whip (2010-12). Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology (2012-).

Characteristics - Member of the Small Business Network, Conservative Rural Action Group, a Council member of Vote No. He is also a life member of the National Trust, a member of the Country Land and Business Association, Countryside Alliance, Game Conservancy Trust, Ludlow Civic Society, National Farmers Union, Royal British Legion and the Church Stretton and Kington Golf Clubs. Enjoys skiing and shooting.

Business Tel: 0207 219 2388


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Interests: Business & Finance,Agriculture,European Issues,Housing,Health,Rural,Local Government

Commitee membership
  • Agriculture and Food for Development Group (Member)
  • Youth Hostelling Group (Member)


West Midlands (European Parliament)

Ms Anthea McIntyre MEP (Conservative)

MEP Since - 2009 Born - 29/06/1954 Married (to Frank Myers MBE).
Education - Queens College.
Previous Occupation - Joined MCP Systems consultants as a trainee (1985). Partner in MCP Consultants (1991-), an independent consultancy specialising in business intelligence systems. Partner in Wythall Estate, a family small-holding enterprise.

Personal Overview - An experienced political campaigner who entered the European Parliament in December 2011 after an additional UK seat had been created following the Lisbon Treaty. She had previously stood for election to the European Parliament in 2009 She has a successful business background and has managed large international projects for large companies such as IBM, 3M and GEC in the UK and Europe. Was notable as being the youngest County Councillor in England in 1977 when elected to Hereford and Worcester County Council. She has also been an Ambassador for the Federation of Small Business Real Life Entrepreneur Campaign and is a former FSB County Secretary.

Political History - Councillor, Hereford and Worcester County Council (1977-85). Regional Chairman of the 1999 European Election campaign. General Election Candidate for Warley West (1983), Redditch (1997), Shrewsbury and Atcham (2001). MEP West Midlands Region (2011-). Member of the Delegation for relations with South Africa (2014-). Former member of the Civil Liberties, Justice & Home Affairs Committee. Member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (2014-). Substitute member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (2014-). Conservative Employment Spokesman (2012-).

Other Information - Won the European Woman of Achievement Award for Business. Has been Chair of the Herefordshire Conservative Business Forum She is a Sunday School Teacher. Her family have lived in Wythall in Herefordshire since 1520. She has an interest in wildlife photography.

Intergroups - N/a.

Business Tel: +32 (0)2 28 45106


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Interests: Business & Finance,Agriculture

Commitee membership
  • Agriculture & Rural Development (Substitute)
  • Employment & Social Affairs (Member)


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