Local man Trevor Jones has been announced as the prospective parliamentary candidate for the Brexit Party in Bolton North East.
Trevor was born and educated in Bolton and he still lives there. He is the director and sole owner of Britannia Building Services based in the town.
The former primary school governor is no stranger to politics as he stood as a candidate in the May 2019 local elections for the ward of Tonge with The Haulgh.
“I have been interested in politics since I was a school boy and I firmly believe in Brexit and feel that democracy has been betrayed by our Westminster politicians. The 17.4 million people who voted to leave the EU are being blatantly disregarded,” he said.
“Having run a successful business I now have the time and drive to campaign full out for Brexit. My life and work experience give me a well balanced view of the challenges faced by the electorate.
“I am a plain speaker and I will listen to the electorate’s views. It is time that the voice of the people of Bolton is heard in Parliament. We have a lot of problems in this town which need urgent attention.”
Outside the political arena 56-year-old father-of-one Trevor has travelled extensively through Europe and driven a motorcycle across the USA which took him a mammoth ten months. He has a passion for vintage cars and owns two Austin vans.
His selection was welcomed by Brexit Party North West MEP Henrik Overgaard-Nielsen, who said,”Trevor is an enthusiastic hard working man who has lived his whole life in the town and knows at first hand the problems faced by local people,”
Bolton North East is a 58.11% Leave area and is very winnable.
In the last parliamentary election the winner was aDavid Crausby a Labour Hold (8.4% majority) Turnout 67.2% (Total electorate: 67233)
The results were
PARTY VOTES SHARE SWING
David Crausby LAB 22,870 50.6% +7.7
James Daly CON 19,073 42.2% +9.4
Harry Lamb UKI 1,567 3.5% -15.3
Warren Fox LIB 1,316 2.9%
Liz Spencer GRE 357 0.8% -1.8
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Whether or not to give way is entirely in the gift of the Member who has the Floor. Given that you have mentioned the hon. Gentleman, I think that you should give way.
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when her Department plans to bring forward legislative proposals to tackle unfair practices in the hospitality sector in relation to (a) tips, (b) gratuities, (c) cover charges and (d) service charges.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much compensation Northern Rail has paid to passengers for delays and cancellations since the start of the current franchise.
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Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
David Crausby campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
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Member, Panel of Chairs (since 22 Jun 2017)
Member, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill (Commons) Committee (7 Jul 2015 to 22 Feb 2016)
Member, Panel of Chairs (21 Jun 2010 to 3 May 2017)
Chair, North West Regional Select Committee (10 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
Member, North West Regional Select Committee (3 Mar 2009 to 10 Mar 2009)
Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (10 Mar 2008 to 6 May 2010)
Member, Defence Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 6 May 2010)
Member, Social Security Committee (6 Dec 1999 to 11 May 2001)
Member, Administration Committee (28 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
Chairman, Fisheries Bill Committee (0 out of 11)
Chairman, Trade Bill Committee (0 out of 8)
Chairman, Modern Slavery Bill Committee (5 out of 11)
Leasehold Reform (Amendment) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
Chairman, Criminal Justice and Courts Bill Committee (7 out of 13)
Chairman, FINANCE BILL Committee (6 out of 16)
Chairman, FINANCE (NO. 2) BILL Committee (2 out of 4)
Chairman, Justice and Security Bill Committee (4 out of 8)
Chairman, Energy Bill Committee (1 out of 2)
Chairman, Energy Bill Committee (4 out of 8)
Civil Aviation Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
Christmas Day (Trading) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
Extradition Bill Committee (7 out of 9)
Licensing Bill Committee (17 out of 17)
Commonhold & Leasehold Reform Bill Committee (6 out of 8)
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Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all David Crausby’s speeches
Has received answers to 24 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
Has voted in 55.72% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
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Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 83 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Last updated: 21 Oct 2019.
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Income received from a residential property in London owned jointly with my wife: (i) and (ii).
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Enid Crausby, as Office Manager.
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