Luke Hall (politician)

Luke Hall
MP
Member of Parliament
for Thornbury and Yate
Assumed office
8 May 2015
Preceded by Steve Webb
Majority 12,071 (23.9%)
Personal details
Born (1986-07-08) 8 July 1986
Westerleigh, United Kingdom
Political party Conservative
Alma mater University of Bristol
Website Official website

Luke Anthony Hall[1] MP (born 8 July 1986) is a British Conservative politician and former retail manager. He was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Thornbury and Yate in May 2015.[2]

Early life

Luke Hall was born in the village of Westerleigh on the 8 July 1986 and grew up in South Gloucestershire. He worked for the supermarket chain Lidl from the age of 18 and became manager of their Yate store, before going on to become Area Manager for Farmfoods.[3] Hall became an active member of the Conservative Party aged 23 and went on to become Constituency Chairman for the party in South Gloucestershire and Deputy Chairman of the Bristol and South Gloucestershire Conservatives.[4]

Parliamentary career

Hall was selected as the Conservative candidate for the Thornbury and Yate seat in December 2013[5] and went on to gain it at the 2015 general election by closely defeating the Liberal Democrat Pensions Minister Steve Webb.

In May 2016, it emerged that Hall was one of a number of Conservative MPs being investigated by police in the United Kingdom general election, 2015 party spending investigation, for allegedly spending more than the legal limit on constituency election campaign expenses.[6] However, in May 2017, the Crown Prosecution Service said that while there was evidence of inaccurate spending returns, it did not "meet the test" for further action.[7]

He was re-elected at the 2017 general election with an increased majority, and made a Parliamentary Private Secretary to the ministerial team in the Department for Education.[8]

In Parliament, Hall currently serves on the Petitions Committee, having previously served on the Environmental Audit Select Committee and Work and Pensions Committee.[9]

He was opposed to Brexit prior to the 2016 referendum.[10] Since the result was announced, Hall has continued to support the official position of his party and now advocates leaving the European Union. He has never rebelled against the Government in the current Parliament.[11]

Personal life

Hall lives with his wife in Yate, and in London.[12] [13]

References

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Steve Webb
Member of Parliament
for Thornbury and Yate

2015–present
Incumbent


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