MPs: Gavin Barwell MP; Steve O'Connell AM; Seb Dance MEP;

Croydon Central (House of Commons)

Mr Gavin Barwell MP (Conservative)

Surgery: 020 8663 8741 if you’d like help with a problem or a surgery appointment (I hold surgeries in Croydon town centre, New Addington and Shirley)
020 7219 2119 for diary issues, tours of the House of Commons or other matters

Alternatively you can speak face to face to a member of my staff at my constituency office at 133 Wickham Road, which is open 9am-5pm Mondays to Fridays.

Surgery Tel: 020 8663 8741
020 7219 2119

MP Since - 2010 Majority - 2,969 Born - 1972. Married (Karen), 2 sons.
Education - Independent Trinity School of John Whitgift. Trinity College, Cambridge (former President of the Cambridge Union).

Previous Occupation - Chief Operating Officer of the Conservative Party (2003-06). Has his own consultancy business.

Personal Overview - A local man with experience as a Councillor, he held this boundary altered seat for the Conservatives in 2010. Politically, his main interests cover health and crime, it is notable that the NHS saved his life as a child when seriously ill. He also has experience at the centre of Conservative politics, as a former Party Chief Operating Officer and has also been associated with the party's approach of targeting key seats used at the 2010 General Election under the auspices of Lord Ashcroft. He was also a Special Advisor on Local Government, Housing and Urban Regeneration to John Gummer MP (as Secretary of State for the Environment) prior to the 1997 General Election. Became a PPS to Michael Gove at the 2012 Government reshuffle before joining the Whip's Office in 2013.

Political History - Councillor, London Borough of Croydon (2000-2010), has held the Resources and Customer Services and Community Safety & Cohesion Portfolios. MP Croydon Central (2010-). Member of the Science and Technology Select Committee (2010-12). PPS to Rt Hon. Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education (2012-13). Assistant Government Whip (2013-).

Characteristics - Has been Chairman of the Governors at Trinity School and member of the Court of Governors of the Whitgift Foundation. Is well travelled, particularly in Europe, North America and Southern Africa.

Business Tel: 020 7219 2119


My blog

Interests: Law & Order,Health,Local Government

Commitee membership
  • Choice at the End of Life Group (Member)
  • Dementia Group (Member)
  • Packaging Manufacturing Industry Group (Member)
  • Policing Group (Member)
  • Race and Community Group (Treasurer)
  • Tamils Group (Member)
  • Thameslink Route Group (Member)
  • Jamaica Group (Member)


Croydon and Sutton (Greater London Authority)

Mr Steve O'Connell AM (Conservative)

GLA Member Since - 2008 Majority - 9,418 Born - 1956. Married, 2 sons.
Education - Brockley County Grammar School.

Previous Occupation - Worked for Barclays Bank for 28 years. Also worked for HSBC and Natwest Banks. Qualified IFA and Mortgage Broker. Former Bank Manager for high worth clients, his last appointment being in the Sutton and Wallington area.

Personal Overview - Retained the Croydon seat for the Conservatives, formally held by Andrew Pelling. Politically his interests include planning issues and protecting the Green Belt, having gained experience through his membership of the Planning Committee at Local Authority level. Locally he has prioritised personal safety and anti social behaviour and the effects that they have on people's quality of life. He is also a strong advocate of the Grammar school system.

Political History - Councillor, Croydon (2002-), Joint Deputy Council Leader (2006-08), has been Cabinet Member for Safety and Cohesion. GLA Member Croydon & Sutton (2008-). Member of the Budget and Performance Committee (2008-09), member of the Budget Monitoring Sub-Committee (2008-09), member of the Environment Committee (2008-), member of the Planning and Housing Committee (2008-), member of the Metropolitan Police Authority (2008-). Member of the Transport Committee (2009-). Member of the Police and Crime Committee (2011-).

Other Information - Owns three dogs, 2 Jack Russells, 1 Weimeranar Cross and a one eyed Tom Cat.

All Party Groups - N/a.

Business Tel: 020 7983 4353

Email: steve.o'

My blog

Interests: Business & Finance,Law & Order,Education & Training,Planning Issues,Local Government

Commitee membership
  • Environment Committee (Member)
  • Planning and Housing Committee (Member)
  • Transport Committee (Member)


London (European Parliament)

Mr Seb Dance MEP (Labour)

MEP Since - 2014. Born - 1981. Partner (Spencer Livermore, Labour Campaign Director).
Education - N/a.
Previous Occupation - Former Parliamentary Researcher and Special Advisor to Sean Woodward MP (As Northern Ireland Secretary). Worked for the international development charity ActionAid UK as a Government Relations Adviser.

Personal Overview - Elected from 4th place on Labour's London list in 2014, in what was a good year for the party in the capital. He has a career background working in the charity sector in a public affairs role for ActionAid, a charity which is primarily focussed on global poverty issues. He has also spent time as a Special Advisor to the last Labour Government on Northern Ireland in a role which involved trying to bring together historically divided communities. He is originally from South London and has been a Labour Party member from the age of 16, having campaigned for the party at both local and national elections.

Political History - MEP London Region (2014-). Member of the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (2014-). Member of the Delegation for relations with South Africa (2014-). Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (2014-). Substitute member of the Committee on Development (2014-).

Other Information - Has been a member of Unite and the Co-operative Party.

Intergroups - N/a.

Business Tel: +32(0)2 28 45833


My blog

Interests: Environment,Equal Opportunities,Poverty,Charities,Northern Ireland,Employment

Commitee membership
  • Environment, Public Health & Food Safety (Member)
  • Development (Substitute)


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