Paul Beresford

Name: Sir Paul Beresford

Born: 6 April 1946

Party: Conservative

Constituency: Mole Valley in Surrey

Sir Paul Beresford is a British Conservative party politician for Mole Valley in Surrey. Beresford was born on 6 April 1946 in Levin, New Zealand. He attended the University of Otago in Dunedin and is a practicing dentist. Beresford is a dual British and New Zealand citizen.

Beresford was first elected to Wandsworth Borough Council in 1978 and served as Leader for most of the Thatcher administration. He was knighted in the 1990 New Year Honours for political and public service.

Beresford was chosen to represent the secure Conservative Croydon Central seat following the retirement of former Cabinet minister John Moore. He won his seat in the House of Commons at the 1992 general election and delivered his first speech on June 30, 1992. In 1994, he was employed as the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for the Environment and remained in post until the government was defeated in 1997.

When the number of seats in Croydon was reduced from four to three ahead of the 1997 general election, he was unable to be chosen for the new constituency of Croydon Central and instead sought reelection as a Conservative in Surrey’s safe Mole Valley, where Kenneth Baker was retiring. He was elected toward the end of 1997.

Beresford supported the EU remaining in 2016’s Brexit referendum because he believed it was the better path for future generations.


Last Election Results:

Sir Paul Beresford won 31,656 votes out of a possible 57,110. This represents a 55.4% share and a 12,041 majority in his constituency. There was a voter turnout of 76.5%.

Voting History Snapshot

Voted Aye to the Health and Social Care Levy Bill: Third Reading.

Voted Aye to the Nationality and Borders Bill: Second Reading

Voted Nay to the Opposition day: EU Settlement Scheme

Voted Aye to the Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Courts Bill: Third Reading

Voted Aye to the Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021

Voted Nay to the Opposition Motion: Free School Meals

Contact Details

Phone: 020 7219 5018


Mole Valley Conservative Association
212 Barnett Wood Lane
KT21 2DB

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