Stephen Lloyd MP for Eastbourne & Willingdon; was born and brought up in Mombasa, Kenya. He was in business for over 25 years before entering politics.
In 2010, he was elected as the Member of Parliament, narrowly lost his seat by 1.5% in 2015, and was then re-elected in 2017. Stephen is known to be a very hard-working local MP who puts his constituency before party politics.
Campaigns over the years include helping secure £85m private money for the Arndale shopping centre regeneration, being the first MP to launch the 100 apprentices in 100 days initiative, playing a leading role in protecting services at the local hospital, persuading the Morrisons supermarket chain to recruit a significant percentage of its 350 new staff from people who had been long-term unemployed. Proving to be such a successful model, the group has continued to do this ever since!
Stephen leads campaigns in parliament to bring down the age of bowel cancer screening, to implement a police Royal Commission and secure,from the finance sector, easier accessible interest-only mortgages for people in their 70s. Like many issues these were first brought to his attention locally and he’s successfully taken them up to parliament to ensure a national outcome. His experience in parliament and focus on cross-party working ensures a level of success which has been recognised by the media. The Independent newspaper said of Stephen “a political system that can produce elected representatives like this may well be as good as it gets.”
Stephen first came across the charity Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis (OMS) through some of his constituents. He was so impressed by both the ‘living proof’ of those living well on the OMS programme and the research-based evidence provided by the Overcoming MS team, that he agreed to host a reception to help raise the profile of the charity in October 2019.