Jackie Doyle-Price was elected as the Member of Parliament for Thurrock in May 2010 with a majority of 92 votes. This was a Conservative gain from Labour with a 6.6 per cent swing. In May 2015, she retained her seat with an increased majority of 536. Jackie was returned for the third time as Thurrock's MP at the 2017 General Election with a majority of 351.
Originally from Sheffield, Jackie joined the Conservative Party as a teenager. Raised on a Council Estate, Jackie witnessed first hand the Conservative Party's emphasis on aspiration and working, and how it can ensure that people keep more of what they earn offered ordinary families the opportunities to make the best of themselves and to shape their own destinies.
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.
During her time in Westminster, Jackie has worked on a number of Bills and Committees involving national policy. In 2010 she was elected to the Public Accounts Committee which scrutinises the value for money of Government spending. In 2014 she was appointed as Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Ghurka Welfare and put together a Cross-Party report on how to improve lives across the UK. Last year the Government accepted 10 of her 14 recommendations to ammend legislation. Jackie continues to work closely with the Ghurka community.
Following the 2017 General Election, Jackie was appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department of Health, with responsibility for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. As a Minister Jackie has championed a variety of causes from BAME organ donation, to women's health and suicide prevention. You can find out more about Jackie's work as a Minister here.
Jackie lives in Grays. In her spare time she enjoys going to the theatre, listening to music and reading, not to mention shopping at Lakeside.