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Members of Parliament

Wiltshire comprises the five Conservative Parliamentary constituencies of Chippenham, Devizes, North Wiltshire, Salisbury and South West Wiltshire. All five seats returned Conservative MPs in 2015 and 2017. The County boasts to government ministers, John Glen (Salisbury) and Claire Perry (Devizes). 

Conservative Associations

Each constituency has an active Conservative Association which provides the infrastructure to fight election campaigns. However, election campaigns cost money so there is also a dedicated group of people who put on fundraising events throughout their constituencies ranging from local community lunches to high-ticket events with Ministers and Secretaries of State as guest speakers. The Salisbury Association has a Political Literary Dining Club that host book signings of political authors. Whilst other Associations have Patrons Clubs that meet with interesting speakers in exclusive venues.

Wiltshire Council

The Wiltshire Unitary Council was created in 2009 from the County Council and Salisbury, West Wiltshire, North Wiltshire and Kennett district councils.

In 2009, 2013 and 2017 it returned Conservative administrations with Baroness Scott of Bybrook OBE as the Leader of the Council.

The Council has full responsibility for all local government in the County but has devolved decision-making on local projects to Area Boards. These comprise Wiltshire Councillors, town and parish councillors plus other stakeholders to ensure that local good causes are supported.

City and Town Councils

Including Salisbury City Council, these town councils act as advisory bodies but also play an important role in many aspects of local life that are taken for granted. For example the administration of parks and promoting tourism.

People

John Glen

MP for Salisbury
John Glen was born in Bath in 1974 and was brought up into a small family horticultural business in rural Wiltshire. His mother and uncle were born in Salisbury and his grandfather and great-grandfather lived and worked in the City during The Blitz.

James Gray

MP for North Wiltshire
James Gray was first elected Member of Parliament for North Wiltshire in May 1997, with a majority of 3,475. He was re-elected in 2001, 2005, 2010, 2015 and 2017 when he increased his majority to 22,877.

Michelle Donelan

MP for Chippenham
I am Michelle Donelan and in May 2015 I was elected as the Member of Parliament for the Chippenham constituency which covers Chippenham, Corsham, Bradford on Avon, Melksham and the surrounding villages.

Dr Andrew Murrison

MP for South West Wiltshire
Dr Andrew Murrison was born in 1961 in Colchester. Studying at Bristol and Hughes Hall, Cambridge, his 1995 doctoral thesis was entitled Studies into the Neurological Consequences of Diving he was awarded the Gilbert Blane medal.

Claire Perry

MP for Devizes
I grew up in North Somerset and was educated at my local school, Nailsea Comprehensive. In 1982 I went to Brasenose College, Oxford and left with a degree in Geography in 1985.