Stephen McPartland was elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Stevenage in 2010 and re-elected in 2015 with a larger majority.
Stephen has secured over £300 million from the Government for infrastructure investment in Stevenage for our local schools, hospital, housing and jobs. He is leading a campaign for a satellite Radiotherapy Unit to be based at the Lister Hospital so cancer care can be brought closer to patients' homes. Stephen has also successfully secured the funds to widen the A1(M) to three lanes between junctions 6 and 8. Although it is not cheap, at £8 million a mile, it is a huge boost for local people and Hertfordshire's economy.
Stephen was born in Liverpool on 9th August 1976. He lives in Stevenage with his wife Emma who is a teacher at a local primary school. He is an avid reader and a football fan, often watching Stevenage play. He is involved in a number of locally-based charity organisations in Stevenage.
In Parliament, Stephen holds a number of roles including Select Committee memberships, Chairman of All Party Parliamentary Groups and a Board member of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. He has a range of policy interests and Stephen is widely known as being outspoken on Welfare issues and use of technology, in particular. However, he does work closely with Government to deliver change and has succeeded in delivery a number of legislative changes, for example, asthma inhalers being made available in school first aid kits in 2014.
Prior to being elected an MP, Stephen was the Director of Membership for British American Business (the US Chamber of Commerce), based in London. Stephen commenced his political career in 1999 in Warrington where he managed a range of local council, Parliamentary and European election campaigns, before moving to Hertfordshire in 2001 to work as a Campaign Manager.
Stephen studied for his first degree in History at the University of Liverpool, graduating in 1997. He studied for an MSc in Technology Management at Liverpool John Moores University the following year.