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Felicia Jane Beatrix "Flick" Drummond[1] (born 16 June 1962 in Aden, Yemen) is a British Conservative Party politician. She was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Portsmouth South from 2015 until 2017.[2]

Flick Drummond
Member of Parliament
for Portsmouth South
In office
7 May 2015 – 3 May 2017
Preceded byMike Hancock
Succeeded byStephen Morgan
Personal details
Born
Felicia Jane Beatrix

(1962-06-16) 16 June 1962 (age 57)
Aden, Aden Protectorate
(now Yemen)
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Hereward Drummond
Children4
Alma materUniversity of Hull
University of Southampton
WebsiteOfficial website
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom
Branch/serviceTerritorial Army
Intelligence Corps

Political CareerEdit

Before entering Parliament, Drummond sat on Winchester City Council in her final year of which she emigrated to the United States without resigning her seat, triggering a by-election for seat which coincided with the by-thirds 2000 local election. Having returned by 2005, for that year's General Elections Drumond stood for and was selected to stand in Parliamentary elections.

Drummond contested Southampton Itchen in 2005, coming second to Labour's John Denham. In the 2015 general election she succeeded the incumbent, Mike Hancock, as Member of Parliament in Portsmouth South, having come second to him in the 2010 general election.

Westminster seat 2015-2017Edit

Drummond stood on a platform opposed to Brexit.[3][4] She holds the referendum result diminished and will lessen Britain's influence in Europe.[4] She was defeated in a further marginal result in 2017, one of thirty net gains of the opposing Labour Party.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "No. 61230". The London Gazette. 18 May 2015. pp. 9124–9125.
  2. ^ "Portsmouth South". bbc.co.uk.
  3. ^ Goodenough, Tom (16 February 2016). "Which Tory MPs back Brexit, who doesn't and who is still on the fence?". The Spectator. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  4. ^ a b Elgot, Jessica; Mason, Rowena (2 October 2016). "Don't trust Brexit 'three blind mice', says Tory former minister". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 October 2016. Flick Drummond, a Tory MP who backed the remain campaign, said she was “still going through the mourning stage” of the Brexit vote. "It’s more about the influence we’ve lost within Europe rather than anything else".
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Mike Hancock
Member of Parliament
for Portsmouth South

20152017
Succeeded by
Stephen Morgan