Who is Jeremy Lefroy?

Jeremy Lefroy
Jeremy Lefroy

Jeremy Lefroy is the current MP for Stafford, England.

He is a qualified chartered accountant with a background in manufacturing, international trade and agriculture.

From 1989 to 2000, he lived with his family in Tanzania where he worked in the coffee industry.

On returning to the UK, he worked assisting smallholder farmers in East Africa, until his election to Parliament in 2010.

He believes in tackling poverty through enterprise and job creation and founded Equity for Africa which provides equity-type funding for small businesses.

In 2010 he helped to establish the charity Stafford Works, which promotes apprenticeships, job creation and entrepreneurship in his Stafford constituency.

He won the seat for Member of Parliament for Stafford on May 6th 2010 with a majority of 5,460. He was re-elected for a second term on 7 May 2015 with an increased majority of 9,177.

Jeremy serves on the International Development Select Committee, where he sits as one of 11 members.

He also serves on the the Joint Committee on Human Rights, a Select Committee of both Houses of Parliament which considers human rights issues in the UK.

Jeremy is Chair of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF.