As part of the Inside Cameron's Conservatives conference being held on June 30th, I am taking a close look at those hoping to be part of the new intake of Conservative MPs after the next election. Candidates should have received two emails from me so far and most have now responded; however, there are still a few who have doubtless been busy with election campaigns over the past couple of weeks who are yet to reply to me.
So candidate, please can you email me as a matter of urgency with those details (and the photo) which I am seeking, else your entry in the brochure which attendees at the conference will receive will be startlingly devoid of information.
Below is a sample of how the information will be presented:
Joined Party: 1992
Mentor: David Burrowes MP
Previous candidacies: Enfield North 2001 and 2005
Birth: February 23, 1959 (Ely, Cambridgeshire)
University: CCAT, (now Anglia Ruskin University) Cambridge HND Business (1981)
Career: PR Officer Advertising Standards Authority, 1982-84; Rapiergroup, 1984 to present (led management buyout in 1989)
Local Government experience: None
Foreign Policy and Security; Health
Nick de Bois looks set to show that persistence pays off as he aims to take Enfield North at third time of asking, with a little help from the Boundary Commission, whose new boundaries would have delivered a Tory victory in 2005. He joined the party when his then local MP, John Major, was Prime Minister, and served as association deputy chairman in Huntingdon in the mid-1990s. The principal shareholder of an award-winning communications company which has 80 employees and offices on both sides of the Atlantic, he hopes to bring to Westminster his experience of the business world, having witnessed - and felt the effects of - both success and failure over the years. He explains: "I am driven by my sense of good fortune and a wish to ensure others grow up in an environment where they too can have genuine choice and opportunity."