Dr Therese Coffey

MP for Suffolk Coastal & Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Biography

Thérèse has been Member of Parliament for Suffolk Coastal since 2010. She served on the Culture, Media and Sport Committee till she was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Michael Fallon, Minister for Business and Energy. She now serves as a member of the Government as Assistant Whip. Thérèse grew up in the North West and after graduating from UCL with a PhD in Chemistry, joined the international company Mars. Qualified as a chartered management accountant, she became Finance Director for a UK subsidiary and has also worked at the BBC. She contested Wrexham in 2005 and European elections in 2004 and 2009. Outside politics, she enjoys watching football, gardening, is a CAMRA member and enjoys music, especially Muse.

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