Jackie Doyle-Price has served as the Member of Parliament for Thurrock since May 2010.
Originally from Sheffield, Jackie joined the Conservative Party as a teenager after witnessing the Labour council seek to deter her parents from buying their council house. It was a lesson learned that the Conservative Party supports those who work hard and do the right thing. A firm belief that people should keep more of what they earn and that ambition and aspiration should be encouraged prompted her to get involved in local campaigns.
After school, Jackie studied Economics at Durham. Since then she has worked in a variety of roles; including the Sheffield Enterprise Agency, South Yorkshire Police, the City of London Corporation and the Financial Services Authority. She was also the Senior Advisor to the Lord Mayor of London for five years and more recently was an adviser to the Financial Services Consumer Panel, fighting for better treatment for consumers of financial services.
Jackie spent four years in Government, firstly as a Government whip in the Governments of David Cameron and Theresa May. In June 2017 she was appointed as Minister for Mental Health and Social care. Jackie brought a particular focus to women’s health; children’s mental health; organ donation and suicide prevention. In October 2018 Theresa May appointed her the World’s first suicide prevention Minister. Jackie now sits on the House of Commons Select Committees on Regulatory reform and Public Administration & Constitutional affairs
Jackie works with Politicians on all sides to advance the causes she cares about. In 2014 she Chaired the All Party Parliamentary Group for Ghurka Welfare and put together a Cross-Party report to Government who accepted most of the recommendations. She now chairs the All Party groups on Ports and Maritime; Women’s Health; Women in the Penal system and Pharmacy.
Jackie lives in Grays. In her spare time she enjoys going to the theatre, swimming and reading, not to mention shopping at Lakeside.