Kirkbide stepped down at the 2010 election, after she had and her husband Andrew Mackay were deemed to have claimed second home allowances inappropriately. She subsequently joined lobbying firm Tetra Strategy.
- Andrew Mackay - Husband.
- Mr Andrew Mackay and Ms Julie Kirkbride, Standards and Privileges Committee, House of Commons, UK Parliament, 19 October 2010.
- Nick Watson, West Midlands: Industrial dosh..., BBC News, 10 November 2006.
- David Singleton, Lobbying firm Tetra Strategy signs former Tory MP Julie Kirkbride, PR Week, 24 May 2010.