Caroline Dinenage

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Caroline Dinenage
Caroline Dinenage is the UK Conservative Party MP for Gosport, first elected in May 2010 with a majority of 14,413 votes. [1] In the 2015 general election, she increased her majority to 17,098, winning 55 per cent of the vote. [2]

In April 2014 Dinenage was appointed parliamentary private secretary to education secretary Nicky Morgan. [3]

In May 2015 she was promoted to minister for equalities at the Department for Education, and parliamentary under secretary of state at the Ministry of Justice. [4]

Background

Before entering parliament Dinenage worked at her own small business, a manufacturing company which she set up in a gap year before university. [3]

In 2013 she was also appointed the small business ambassador for the South by prime minister David Cameron. [3] Dinenage is also a member of the business, innovation and skills select committee and is said to use her expertise in business to help her promote small and medium-sized enterprise, UK industry and skills training in Parliament. [3]

Controversies

In July 2013 Dinenage voted against the introduction of same sex marriages - something that has received a huge amount of attention since her appointment as equalities minister.[5]

Notes

  1. Caroline Dinenage MP www.parliament.uk, accessed 3 March 2015
  2. General Election: Caroline Dinenage holds Gosport for the Tories The Portsmouth News, 8 May 2015, accessed 12 May 2015
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Caroline Dinenage - Biography Caroline Dinenage, accessed 3 March 2015
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  5. Adam Withnall David Cameron appoints second anti-gay marriage MP Caroline Dinenage as equalities minister Independent, 12 May 2015, accessed 14 May 2015.