MP for Corby and East Northamptonshire
Tom Pursglove grew up in nearby Wellingborough and is the recently elected Conservative Member of Parliament for Corby and East Northamptonshire.
He has made this seat into a natural Conservative one and has assured everyone that he will now begin to carry out his duties on behalf of all constituents to the best of his ability. He hopes to build on this success and increase the Conservative majority in future elections. He and his team have turned a 9,000 Labour majority into a 2,400 Conservative majority – no mean feat.
Tom is well known in and around Corby and East Northamptonshire as a result of his political activity and sporting interests – he swam competitively locally, plays cricket for the Wellingborough Old Grammarians and as an ECB qualified umpire, officiates local league matches.
Currently, Tom is the Director of Together Against Wind, the national anti-wind farm campaign and in that role; he has been leading the campaign to secure national policy change in relation to wind farms – an important issue affecting East Northamptonshire, in particular.
In his role as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate, back in May 2013, Tom launched the ‘Listening to Corby & East Northamptonshire Campaign’ which seeks to find out what issues matter to local people, so that Tom can best reflect and champion local views and concerns to policy makers both locally and nationally.