Flick Drummond

Felicia Jane Beatrix "Flick" Drummond[2] (born 16 June 1962 in Aden, Yemen) is a British Conservative Party politician. She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Meon Valley since 2019, having previously represented Portsmouth South from 2015 to 2017

Flick Drummond

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Member of Parliament
for Meon Valley
Assumed office
12 December 2019
Preceded byGeorge Hollingbery
Majority23,555 (43.0%)
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 58)[1]
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

Drummond sat on Winchester City Council from 1996 to 2000, before leaving to accompany her husband to work in the United States. Having returned in 2004, Drummond was selected to stand for Parliament in 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.

Drummond stood on a platform opposed to Brexit.[3] She stated in 2016 that the referendum result diminished and would lessen Britain's influence in Europe.[4]

She was a member of the Women and Equalities Select Committee: with Jess Phillips, she set up and chaired the Women and Work APPG. She also established the Cybersecurity APPG.

Drummond was defeated in a further marginal result at the 2017 general election, one of thirty net gains by the opposing Labour Party.

In November 2019, Drummond was selected as the prospective parliamentary candidate for safe Conservative seat of Meon Valley, in Eastern Hampshire. She returned to Parliament at the December 2019 general election after the incumbent George Hollingbery retired. She was then stood down as the Conservative candidate to become the Hampshire Police and crime commissioner in the 2020 England and Wales police and crime commissioner elections.[5]

She is the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Anne-Marie Trevelyan as Secretary of State for International Development.

PublicationsEdit

  • No Blame Game - The Future for Children's Social Workers for the Conservative Party Commission on Social Workers (October 2007)
  • Women Returners, Annual report for Women and Work APPG (2016)
  • Brexit and Beyond edited by George Freeman MP – chapter on Coastal Communities (2019)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Members' Names Data Platform query". UK Parliament. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  2. ^ "No. 61230". The London Gazette. 18 May 2015. pp. 9124–9125.
  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. ^ Elgot, Jessica; Mason, Rowena (2 October 2016). "Don't trust Brexit 'three blind mice', says Tory former minister". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  5. ^ "New MP Flick Drummond stands down as Tory PCC candidate". Hampshire Chronicle. Retrieved 20 February 2020.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Mike Hancock
Member of Parliament
for Portsmouth South

20152017
Succeeded by
Stephen Morgan
Preceded by
George Hollingbery
Member of Parliament
for Meon Valley

2019–present
Incumbent