Stephen Mosley

Stephen James Mosley (born 22 June 1972) is a British Conservative Party politician and former Member of Parliament. He represented the City of Chester from 2010 to 2015.

Stephen Mosley
Mr Stephen Mosely MP.jpg
Member of Parliament
for City of Chester
In office
6 May 2010 – 30 March 2015
Preceded byChristine Russell
Succeeded byChris Matheson
Majority2,583 (5.5%)[1]
Personal details
Born (1972-06-22) 22 June 1972 (age 48)
Solihull, Warwickshire, England, UK
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Caroline Mosley
Alma materUniversity of Nottingham
ProfessionIT Consultant


Stephen Mosley was educated at King Edward's School in Birmingham before reading Chemistry at the University of Nottingham.

Political careerEdit

Local PoliticsEdit

Mosley's political career began in 2000 when he was elected to Chester City Council. He was re-elected in 2004. He served as Executive Member for Customer Services. In 2005, he was elected to represent the Chester Overleigh Division on Cheshire County Council, and was Chairman of the Health & Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee, Vice-chairman of the Community Services Scrutiny Committee and a member of the Cheshire Fire Authority.

Parliamentary careerEdit

Stephen Mosley was selected as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for the City of Chester Constituency in September 2007. He spent the next three years campaigning across the city and gained the seat from Labour with 18,995 votes (40.6%)[1] with a majority of 2,583.[1] He has been a member of the Commons Science and Technology Committee since 12 July 2010.[2] He lost his seat at the 2015 general election by a narrow margin of 93 votes.[3]

Position on EU ReferendumEdit

During the House of Commons vote in October 2011 on a backbench motion for a bill to be introduced in the next parliamentary session to enable a referendum to be held on Britain's continued membership of the European Union, Mosley was one of 81 Conservative MPs who voted against the Government Whip to support a referendum.


  1. ^ a b c General Election 2010, The Guardian Election Results City of Chester Constituency Accessed, 10 May 2010
  2. ^ Commons Science and Technology Committee Membership
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Christine Russell
Member of Parliament for City of Chester
Succeeded by
Chris Matheson