Richard Shepherd MP Aldridge-Brownhills, Conservative


  • Tel 020 7219 5004

  • Fax 020 7219 0083

  • Email:

  • Constituency address

    82 Walsall Road, Aldridge, Walsall WS9 0JW United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
Richard Shepherd

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Introduced four Private Member's Bills: The Crown Immunity Bill 1986, Protection of Official Information Bill 1988, The Referendum Bill 1992, Public Interest Disclosure Bill; Contested Commons Speaker election 2000, 2009.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Nottingham East February 1974 general election. Member for Aldridge-Brownhills 1979-2010, for Aldridge-Brownhills (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election.
  • Political interests

    Freedom of information, abuse of executive power, EU.
  • Party groups

    Conservative Whip suspended November 1994-March 1995 (voted against Government on European Communities (Finance) Bill).

Election record for Aldridge-Brownhills, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Conservative 59.04%
Labour 19.71%
Liberal Democrat 17.61%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Shepherd, Richard Conservative 22,913 59.04
Hussain, Ashiq Labour 7,647 19.71
Jenkins, Ian Liberal Democrat 6,833 17.61
Macnaughton, Karl Green 847 2.19
Gray, Sue Christian 394 1.02
Majority 15,266 votes
Electorate 58,970
Turnout (38,811) 65.81%

Registered interests

Registrable shareholdings: Shepherd Food Holdings Ltd. Partridges of Sloane St Ltd.

Overseas visits: 12-19 April 2009, to Syria, as a member of a parliamentary delegation to meet government ministers, parliamentarians and business leaders. The cost of flights and hospitality was met by the British Syrian Society and the Syrian Government. (Registered 30 April 2009)

Remunerated employment, office, profession etc: Former member of Lloyd's. Resigned with effect from 31 December 1994. Categories of business underwritten in open and run-off years: All, except life.

Remunerated directorships: Shepherd Food Holdings Ltd., and its subsidiary: Shepherd Foods (London) Limited (unremunerated)

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