CCF Parliamentary Chairman
Before entering parliament in 2005, David worked as a solicitor for the Enfield firm Shepherd Harris and Co, specialising in criminal law. He was an advocate in police stations and Courts in Enfield, Haringey and Hertfordshire. In 1994, David was elected as the youngest councillor in the London Borough of Enfield representing Trent Ward. During the next 8 years David held a number of positions in the Conservative Group. He was elected as Member of Parliament in May 2005. While in Opposition he was the Shadow Justice Minister with responsibility for youth justice and victims. He is now Parliamentary Private Secretary to Oliver Letwin MP, Minister for Government Policy. David is particularly interested in the policy areas of the criminal justice system; drugs, family policy and international human rights. David is married to Janet and has six young children.
Jeremy Lefroy was elected as the MP for Stafford in May 2010. Prior to this, he had worked since 1986 in the coffee and cocoa business, including for eleven years in Tanzania. He attends Newcastle-under-Lyme Baptist Church where he helps with the young people’s work. He is a co-founder and trustee of the charity Equity for Africa and serves as a non-executive director of the fair trade company Twin. He is a Trustee and supporter of Stafford Works, a charity that seeks to tackle unemployment, for more information visit their website. He and Janet live with their two children in Keele, Staffordshire.
Nicky was elected as the MP for Loughborough in May 2010. Prior to this she was the Conservative candidate in Loughborough for 6 years during which time she juggled work as a solicitor in the City of London and motherhood as well. Nicky is married to Jonathan and they have one son, Alex. She has been a member of the Conservative Party since 1989 and has held office at Branch, Association and Area levels. Nicky was a member of the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee between June and September 2010 and was then appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science. Her special interests in Parliament are business, higher and further education and mental health.
Simi Adedeji is a Housing Consultant and sits as a Magistrate on the Luton and South Bedfordshire Bench. She is an LEA School Governor at the William Austin School, and a Trustee of the Luton Community Housing Association. Simi is married to Reverend Yemi Adedeji and they are blessed with three daughters. She is a member of Jesus House, one of the largest Black Majority Churches in England, Simi is actively involved in encouraging more Black and Ethnic Minority involvement in the Conservative Party.
Lola is married, with two children. She has a background in law and studied in Nigeria, the United States and the United Kingdom. She has worked in corporate governance since 2004, spending at least five years in charity corporate governance. She has worked as the Legal and Compliance Officer for a large charity in North London and now works in Compliance within the NHS. She has been an active member of the CCF since 2007, is passionate about justice and fairness, and is committed to encouraging and persuading everyone to engage in the political process.
Mary is married to Phil, with two children who are now grown-up. She is a member of City Gate Church, Salisbury, in the Pioneer network. She has served as publicity officer for Churches Together in Salisbury, and has helped to run parenting courses. She has been a county councillor for 4 years, with cabinet responsibility for children and families, adult social care, and then culture. She is now a unitary councillor, chair of Wiltshire SACRE, member of the Diocesan Board of Education, governor of a junior school and Parliamentary Liaison Officer for Pioneer Churches UK. Mary is also a qualified piano teacher and accompanies a local choir. She loves discussion and debate and has featured frequently on ‘Sunday Breakfast’ for BBC Radio Wiltshire.
Guy Hordern lives in Birmingham and is a single parent. He has been a City Councillor and Youth Court Magistrate and is currently Chairman of the Birmingham Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education. He is President of the Birmingham Ladywood Conservative Association and he wants to see Birmingham (and other large Cities) flourish following a Conservative renewal in Urban Local Government. He is an Anglican Lay Reader and worships at his local Parish Church.
Guy was recognised in the 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours for his services to Community Relations in Birmingham.
Mark was the Parliamentary Candidate for Bristol South in the 2010 General Election and comes from an entrepreneurial family. His parents built up three successful businesses from scratch, starting out working from their kitchen table, and going on to employ scores of people. He was educated at Royal Holloway, London and Amsterdam University. He is a specialist in climate change and visited Antarctica twice to conduct research for his PhD. Mark is a big fan of rugby union, being a founder member of his active and growing rugby club. He is an ambassador for the charity ‘Wooden Spoon’ which supports disadvantaged children through sport. In September 2008 Mark married Alexandra.
Alastair McIver is Director of Communications for Interserve, a missions charity which places people in areas of need in Asia, the Middle East and the Arab World. Previously, he was editor of Tennis World magazine for 15 years and worked in tennis products for five years. He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife, Sally, and children Jessica and Carys. He is on the leadership team of his local Baptist church. He enjoys tennis, running, reading, writing and politics.
Margaret is a former teacher with significant experience in teaching, pastoral care and management in secondary schools in Northern Ireland. After studying theology for two years at LST she served on the UCCF Staff as the first woman staff worker in Ireland 1972-77. In 1999 she moved from Northern Ireland to London and joined the staff of CARE. After eight years with CARE Margaret moved on to become Chief Executive of Springboard for Children. She maintains her interest in education through membership of the London Diocesan Board for Schools and as a school governor. She is an experienced speaker and broadcasts regularly on Premier Christian Radio. She is an active member of the Vincent Square Ward Committee and of the Cities of London and Westminster Conservative Association Executive Council. She is also on the Approved List for Parliamentary Candidates.