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Andrea Jenkyns

Andrea Jenkyns
Member of Parliament
for Morley and Outwood
Assumed office
8 May 2015
Preceded by Ed Balls
Majority 422 (0.9%)
Personal details
Born Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Alma mater University of Lincoln
Occupation Politician
Semi-professional singer

Andrea Marie Jenkyns (born 1974) is a British Conservative politician. She has been the Member of Parliament for Morley and Outwood since May 2015 after narrowly beating shadow chancellor Ed Balls.[1][2]


  • Career 1
  • Education 2
  • Politics 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Jenkyns' recent jobs have included working as a secondary school music teacher and as an executive with a management training company.[3]

As a musician performing in Islamabad, she met the Prime Minister of Pakistan and recorded a music video in Asia for her song "The Beach". She has raised funds for charities including Macmillan and Wish upon a Star.[4]


Jenkyns has a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Lincoln and a diploma in Economics from the Open University.[3]


Jenkyns entered public service as a Lincolnshire County Councillor for Boston North West after a fight against the BNP.[3] She was selected to contest the Morley and Outwood parliamentary seat as the Conservative candidate after an open primary.[5] In the 2015 general election, she was elected with a slim majority of 422 votes, unseating Ed Balls in the process.[5]

From July 2015 she sits on the Commons Heath Committee.

Jenkyns is a Trustee and the Regional Representative (Voluntary) for the charity MRSA Action UK, having joined following the death of her father from the superbug MRSA.[4]


  1. ^ "Elections 2015 - Morley & Outwood".  
  2. ^ "Andrea Jenkyns: About the woman who toppled Ed Balls".  
  3. ^ a b c Gye, Hugo. "How soprano singer MP who beat Ed Balls was inspired to enter politics after seeing her father die from MRSA he contracted in NHS hospital". MailOnline. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Andrea Jenkyns". Morley and Outwood Website. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Bloom, Dan. "Andrea Jenkyns ousts Ed Balls: Everything you need to know about Tory who defeated Labour giant". Mirror. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 

External links

  • Official website
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Ed Balls
Member of Parliament for Morley & Outwood
2015 – present
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