Richard Michael Bacon was born on born 3 December 1962. He went to school at The King’s School, Worcester. After graduating from London School of Economics and Political Science with a first class degree, he studied at the Goethe Institute in Berlin. Richard worked in investment banking and financial journalism. He became an Associate Partner at Brunswick after that.
The constituency that he represents is South Norfolk. This has been his local area since birth and he was elected to parliament in 2001. After five years on the Health Select Committee, Richard Bacon became a member of the Public Accounts Committee. He was elected as chairman of the All Party Group for Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Richard Bacon is married to Victoria Panton, and they have two children.
His fellow parliamentarians named him “Backbencher of the Year” in July 2006 for his excellent work. In April 2003, he was one of just 15 Conservative members to vote against the Iraq War.
Bacon opposed his own party in the Commons debate on whether to take action against ISIS in Iraq.
Last Election Results:
Gareth Bacon won 36,258 votes out of a possible 62,484. This represents a 58.0% majority in his constituency. There was a voter turnout of 72.5%.
Voting History Snapshot
Voted Aye to Financial Assistance to Industry
Voted Nae to Financial Assistance to Industry
Voted Aye to Proceedings during the pandemic
Voted Aye to Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021
Voted Aye to Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Second Reading
Voted Aye to Coronavirus Act 2020 (Review of Temporary Provisions) (No.2)
Voted Nae to Opposition day: Strength of the UK’s Armed Forces.
Voted Nae to the Environment Bill Report Stage: New Clause 1.
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