- John Henry Hayes
name = John Henry Hayes
constituency_MP = South Holland and the Deepings
1 May 1997
majority = 15,780 (32.7%)
predecessor = "new constituency"
birth_date = Birth date and age|1958|06|23|df=yes
nationality = British
spouse = Susan Hopewell
party = Conservative
children = 2 sons
University of Nottingham
John Hayes was born in
Woolwich, Londonand was educated at the Colfe's Schoolin Lewishamand the University of Nottinghamwhere he was awarded a Bachelor of Artsdegree in politicsand a Postgraduate Certificate in Educationin historyand English. He was elected Treasurer of the University Students' Union from 1982-83. He was previously a director of the information technologycompany, The Data Base Ltd in Nottinghamsince 1983.
He was elected as a councillor to the
NottinghamshireCounty Council in 1985 and served for twelve years before he stood down following his election to parliament. He contested Derbyshire North East at the 1987 general election but was defeated by the new Labour MP Harry Barnes by 3,720 votes. He fought the same seat at the 1992 general election and he finished some 6,270 votes behind Barnes. He was elected to the House of Commons for the new Lincolnshireseat of South Holland and The Deepings at the 1997 general election. He secured a majority of 7,991 and has been elected with increasing majorities since. He made his maiden speechon 2 July 1997.
In parliament he served on the agriculture, fisheries and food select committee for two years from 1997 and two years on the education and employment committee from 1998. In 1999 he was appointed as a vice chairman of the Conservative Party by
William Hague, and in 2000 joined the frontbench as a spokesman on education and skills. He was made an Opposition Whip by Iain Duncan Smithin 2001, before entering his shadow cabinetas the shadow AgricultureSecretary in 2002. He was dropped from the shadow cabinet in 2003 by the new leader, Michael Howard, and was appointed as a spokesman for local and devolved government. He was briefly a spokesman on transport following the 2005 general election before being moved by David Cameronlater in 2005 to again speak on education and skills and in particular on vocational education. He is the chairman of the all party group on disabilityand secretary of the all party group on brain injury.
He has been married to Susan Hopewell since 1997 and they have two sons.
* [http://www.conservatives.com/tile.do?def=people.person.page&personID=4635 Conservative Party - John Hayes MP] official biography
* [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/person/0,9290,-2309,00.html Guardian Unlimtied Politics - Ask Aristotle: John Hayes MP]
* [http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/john_hayes/south_holland_and_the_deepings TheyWorkForYou.com - John Hayes MP]
* [http://publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?mpn=John_Hayes&mpc=South+Holland+%26amp%3B+The+Deepings The Public Whip - John Hayes MP] voting record
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/mpdb/html/525.stm BBC News - John Hayes] profile 10 February, 2005
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