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Angie Bray MP answers ConHome's Twenty Questions for the Class of 2010

Here is the latest in our series of Twenty Questions with members of the Class of 2010...

Angie Bray Commons Angie Bray was elected MP for Ealing Central and Acton with a majority of 3,716.

1. What is your earliest political memory? Asking my father during one of our family Sunday lunches if Harold Wilson (the then new PM) was a socialist and if that meant he was a very bad man.

2. Complete the sentence: “I’m a Conservative because… I can't stand bossy big government".

3. Who is your political hero and why? My political hero is my father who encouraged me to take an early interest in politics through discussions round the lunch table and who inspired in me Conservative core values and beliefs.

4. When did you decide you wanted to become an MP? While I was working for LBC radio as a reporter and presenter.

5. What is your reading material of choice? Books about history, Times/Telegraph/Mail plus Sunday versions, UK Polling Report, ConservativeHome, other MPs' websites, eBay.

6. Who is your favourite political interviewer/presenter on TV or radio? Nick Robinson

7. If you could run any government department, which would it be and why? Transport because it is going to be a key driver of the economic recovery and because it has a number of major impacts within my constituency.

8. Which non-Conservative politician do you most admire? Frank Field MP.

9. Who would you least want to get stuck with in a House of Commons lift? Any MP on their way to making a major speech in the chamber.

10. If you were in the US, would you be a Republican or a Democrat? Republican.

11. What do you enjoy doing to unwind and relax? Walking our dogs, playing tennis and playing the piano.

12. What is your favourite book? Samarkand by Amin Maalouf.

13. What is your favourite film? Dr. Zhivago.

14. What is your favourite music? My old favourites from the 1960s and 1980s.

15. What would be your ideal meal and where would you eat it? Dinner at home with Nigel, my partner, and the dogs in front of a good programme on the TV.

16. What is your favourite holiday destination? Italy.

17. What do you most want to achieve during your first term in Parliament? To be seen as a good local MP and to help build the Conservative Party's reputation for good government.

18. Tell us one interesting, unusual or surprising fact about yourself. My first ambition when I was about 7 years old was to be the first woman astronaut.

19. Tell us one interesting, unusual or surprising fact about your constituency. The previous Ealing police station which was at 5 Ealing High Street was used in the opening titles of Dixon of Dock Green every week.

20. Share with us your most amusing story or favourite anecdote from the campaign trail. On being canvassed outside Turnham Green tube station, a young woman told us she was definitely going to vote for the Conservatives.  When asked how she voted last time, she said "Workers Revolutionary Party".  Definitely the most dramatic switcher we came across during the campaign!

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