Edward Argar

Name: Edward Argar

Born: 9 December 1977

Party: Conservative

Constituency:  Charnwood


Edward Argar was born on the 9th December 1977 in Ashford. He attended Harvey Grammar School and completed his undergraduate degree at Oxford where he studied Modern History. After graduating from university, he worked as Press Secretary for Lord Ancram, who was then Shadow Foreign Secretary.

After working for Lord Ancram, he went to work for Hedra, a management consultancy that was subsequently purchased by Mouchel. In February 2013, he was elected to the South East Regional Council of the CBI, stating that he is ‘Head of Public Affairs, Serco UK & Europe.

In 2006, he was elected as a conservative to the Westminster City Council and became a cabinet member in 2008. In 2012, he challenged Philippa Roe for the council leadership but lost.

On September 10th, 2019, Argar was named Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care. He assured that a Conservative government would deliver a fairer society with improved public services and more NHS investment.

He began a debate on dementia in September 2015 stating that approximately 21 million people have a close family member or friend affected by the disease. He applauded the government’s progress in dementia care and mental health services, much more still needed to be done, and he committed to vocally support those dedicated to further improvement.


Last Election Results:

Mr Edward Argar won 35,121 votes out of a possible 55396. This represents a 63.4% majority in his constituency. There was a voter turnout of 69.6%.

Voting History Snapshot

Voted Nay to Social Security (Uprating of benefits) Bill : Committee: New Clause 2

Voted Yea to Health and Social Care Levy Bill: Third Reading

Voted Nay to National Insurance Contributions Bill Report Stage: New Clause 4

Voted Yea to Draft Health and Social Care Act 2008 ( Regulated Activities) ( Amendment) ( Coronavirus) Regulations 2021.

Voted Nay to Armed Forces Bill: Report Stage: Amendment 1

Contact Details

Telephone: 020 7219 8140

Email: edward.argar.mp@parliament.uk

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