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John Greenway

John Greenway, the MP for Ryedale
Party:
Conservative

Constituency:
Ryedale

Date of birth:
15 February 1946

Telephone:
020 7219 3000

Address:
The House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Political profile:
Like many of his fellow Conservative MPs, John Greenway has a strong interest in and robust attitude towards, law and order.

Having served for five years as a police officer, he has consistently advocated the return of the death penalty and it was his amendment to a Criminal Justice Bill which led to the introduction of private prisons.

He has also worked in the insurance market as a broker and a journalist and speaks with expertise on the subject.

He remained on the backbenches from his election in 1987 until the Conservative Party entered opposition, when he became a junior home affairs spokesman and latterly, served as tourism spokesman.

Although he is a Eurosceptic and a member of the Bruges Group, he is not overly partisan and was an early supporter of Ken Clarke's bid for the Tory leadership in 2001, seconding his formal nomination.

He became a sports spokesman and has a particular interest in racing.


TOP THREE PARTIES AT A GLANCE
Conservative Conservative 47.2%
Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat 36.1%
Labour Labour 14.7%
IN DETAIL
Name Party Votes %
John Greenway Conservative 20,711 47.2
John Orrell Liberal Democrat 15,836 36.1
David Ellis Labour 6,470 14.7
Stephen Feaster UK Independence Party 882 2
Majority 4,875
Turnout 66.0%
POLITICAL MAKE UP OF YORKSHIRE & THE HUMBER
A map of Yorkshire & the Humber showing its political make up.



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