Anne Marie Morris was elected the Member of Parliament for Newton Abbot in 2010 on a majority of 523. In May 2015 Anne Marie was re-elected to Parliament with an increased majority of 11,235, an increase of 4.3% since 2010. Anne Marie lives in Newton Abbot and has a family history in Devon that can be traced back some 200 years, she also likes to get out and about in the community with her two dogs (Perdie and Darcy). Anne Marie holds regular surgeries across the constituency as well as ‘Face to Face’ events at the local pubs. See the ‘Events’ page for more information on where your local surgeries are and to book an appointment.
Since being elected in 2010 Anne Marie has held a number of positions. Anne Marie was elected a member of the Work and Pensions Selection Committee in October 2012 until March 2015. She also set up and chaired the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Micro Businesses in 2011, was also Chair of the APPG for Small Business and Vice Chair of the APPG for Entrepreneurship. Anne Marie was also made Conservative Small Business Ambassador for the South West by the Prime Minister.
After the 2015 General Election Anne Marie was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Nick Boles MP and Jo Johnson MP. The primary purpose of a PPS is to facilitate communication between backbench MPs and the relevant their relevant government ministers. This may involve attending meetings on their behalf when time does not allow, supporting the minister in parliamentary debates or supporting their work on legislation. Given Anne Marie’s history championing businesses, skills, universities and schools during the last parliament, this is a great opportunity to further increase her participation in the wider government policies.
Before becoming a member of parliament in 2010 Anne Marie ran her own micro business specialising in mentoring businesses in the South West. After a career working as a corporate lawyer and subsequently a marketing director for PriceWaterhouseCooper (PwC) and Ernst and Young. She also served as a County Councillor having been elected to the West Sussex County Council where she was Chair of the Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee.