Local MP celebrates 20 years in politics

Besi Besemar December 17, 2012

Simon Kirby, MP

Simon Kirby MP for Kemptown & Peacehaven is celebrating the 20th anniversary this month of first being first elected to public office.

Simon was first elected to represent the people of Brighton on the East Sussex County Council on December 17, 1992 and has since served on Brighton Borough, Brighton and Hove City Council, Mid Sussex District Council and East Sussex County Council before being elected as MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven in 2010, when he became the first Conservative MP to hold the seat since 1997.

In Parliament, he became a member of the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee as well as Vice Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV/Aids.

More recently Simon was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Hugh Robertson MP, the Minister for Sport and Tourism.

Simon said:

“It has been a real privilege to have served in public office for 20 years, two and a half as the local MP. Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven is an unique and very special area and its diversity has made every day thoroughly interesting.   I have enjoyed meeting thousands of people across the areas I have represented. I shall continue to work very hard to be a strong voice for our area.”