Andrea Jenkyns

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Andrea Jenkyns has been the Conservative Party Member of Parliament for Morley and Outwood since May 2015.

One of the shock defeats of the general election saw Jenkyns defeat the Labour Party candidate Ed Balls, who had previously held the seat since 2005 [1], with a majority of 422 votes. [2]

Israel Advocacy

In October 2015, Jenkyns signed a letter in The Guardian along with more than 150 people drawn from the arts and politics. The letter launched Culture for Coexistence, an organisation that opposes the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.[3]


  1. Ed Balls loses his seat in shock result The Week, 8 May 2015, accessed 27 May 2015
  2. Morley & Outwood parliamentary constituency BBC News, 8 May 2015, accessed 27 May 2015
  3. Harriet Sherwood, 'Star authors call for Israeli-Palestinian dialogue rather than boycotts', The Guardian, 22 October 2015, accessed 23 October 2015