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Andrea Jenkyns is a British politician serving as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Education since 2022 and as Deputy Chairwoman of the European Research Group (ERG) since 2019. She was first elected as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Morley and Outwood in West Yorkshire at the 2015 general election, defeating Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls.
Jenkyns was an advocate for the Eurosceptic organization Leave Means Leave. She was a strong critic of Theresa May during her leadership of the Conservative Party due to her handling of Brexit. Jenkyns is also a soprano singer.
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Andrea Marie Jenkyns was born on June 16, 1974 (age 48 years) in Beverley, Humberside, United Kingdom. After leaving school at 16, she worked at Greggs’s bakery. When she was 18, Jenkyns’ father George sent her photo off to a beauty pageant and she got into the final for Miss UK.
Jenkyns employment history has included being a music tutor in a secondary school and an executive with a management training company. In her late thirties, Jenkyns studied for a degree in Economics from the Open University and for one in International Relations from the University of Lincoln.
She is a former Lincolnshire County Councillor for Boston North West, having defeated the British National Party in a closely run election winning by only 14 votes. Having won the seat in 2009, she lost it to the UK Independence Party (UKIP) candidate at the following council elections in 2013.
Andrea Jenkyns was selected to contest the Morley and Outwood parliamentary seat as the Conservative candidate following an open primary in 2013. In the 2015 general election, she was elected with a slim majority of 422 votes, unseating Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Ed Balls in the process. From July 2015, she sat on the Health Select Committee.
Jenkyns supported Brexit in the 2016 EU membership referendum and was a member of the Exiting the European Union Select Committee from 2016 to 2019. Jenkyns stated that she was willing to vote against the Government if it brought forward to the House of Commons the Chequers proposals on Brexit.
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In the 2017 general election, Andrea Jenkyns increased her vote share by 11.8%, though only increasing her majority to 2,104 as Labour’s vote share also increased. Both were helped by the lack of a UKIP candidate in her constituency.
Andrea Jenkyns is a Trustee and the Regional Representative (Voluntary) for the charity MRSA Action UK, having joined following the death of her father from the superbug MRSA. In May 2018, Jenkyns quit her role as a PPS in the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government in order to focus on fighting for Brexit.
In July 2018, after David Davis resigned from the Cabinet, Jenkyns called for Prime Minister Theresa May to be replaced, saying: “Theresa May’s premiership is over.” She called on the Prime Minister to return to her Lancaster House speech, stating “Prime Ministers keep their jobs when they keep their promises”.
Andrea Jenkyns submitted a formal letter to the 1922 Committee requesting a vote of confidence in Theresa May as leader of the Conservative Party; letters from 48 MPs are required to trigger a vote of confidence. Following this, Iain Dale put Andrea Jenkyns on his Top 100 Most Influential Conservatives of 2018 List, which he produces annually.
Jenkyns created media attention in January 2019 by stating that Kenya exports flowers to the EU under WTO terms, which was proven wrong. In May 2019, Jenkyns received further media attention for her appearance on the BBC’s Politics Live show, as she was unable to name any countries that trade solely with the EU using World Trade Organization (WTO) terms.
She has received a number of death threats, largely as a result of her stance on Brexit. In October 2019 she discovered graffiti on the wall of her office calling for her to kill herself. In the summer of 2019, a person was taken to court for threatening to “rip” her face off. In 2018, she received a threatening and sexually explicit email calling for her to be cut with barbed wire and die.
Andrea Jenkyns is opposed to Britain’s sugary drink tax, arguing instead for “better education, better labeling, and parental responsibility”. Jenkyns held her seat at the 2019 general election with a much-increased majority. Jenkyns experienced a considerable amount of abuse and intimidation during the campaign. After the election, she was elected Vice-Chair of the European Research Group, replacing Steve Baker, who became the Chair.
In February 2020, Jenkyns defended her decision to provide a character reference for the court case of a Conservative Party activist who made violent threats to Labour MP Yvette Cooper and was subsequently jailed for nine weeks. The statement described the activist as a “decent and honest person whose heart is in the right place”.
Jenkyns said that the activist had mental health issues and she wanted his emotional and mental well-being to be taken into consideration as part of the judicial process. On 17 September 2021, Jenkyns was appointed an Assistant Government Whip in the second cabinet reshuffle of the second Johnson ministry.
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In July 2022, after attending Boris Johnson’s resignation speech in Downing Street, Jenkyns was filmed making a “middle finger” gesture at protesters and later shouting “He who laughs last, laughs the loudest. Wait and see!” at them. Andrea Jenkyns said she made the gesture as a response to a “baying mob”, stating she had received “huge amounts of abuse from some of the people who were there over the years”. She said she should have shown more composure “but is only human”. The following day she was appointed parliamentary under secretary of state at the Department for Education.
Andrea Jenkyns suffers from fibromyalgia and glossopharyngeal neuralgia which cause bouts of debilitating pain. Jenkyns is a vegetarian and supports the improvement of animal rights. She also supports keeping the ban on fox hunting. In 2015, her dogs Lady and Godiva won the top prize in the Westminster Dog of the Year show. On 30 July 2019 Jenkyns suffered from concussion and whiplash after falling while swinging on her chair during a meeting in her constituency.
Andrea Jenkyns is married to Jack Lopresti, they had their wedding in 2017. Her husband is a fellow Conservative MP and they have a child together. Jenkyns lives in Gildersome, West Yorkshire, and London; the latter for her Parliamentary duties where she lives with her husband Jack Lopresti, and her son Clifford George, who was born in 2017 and named after her late father. The couple held their marriage ceremony in St Mary Undercroft in the Palace of Westminster on 22 December 2017, two years after it had been reported that she was in a relationship with him while he was still married to his first wife. As of mid-2022, Andrea Jenkyns and her Jack Lopresti are still married.
Andrea Jenkyns net worth
How much is Andrea Jenkyns worth? Andrea Jenkyns net worth is estimated at around $4 million. Her main source of income is from her career as a politician. Jenkyns salary per month with other career earnings is over $1.5 million annually. She is one of the richest and most influential politicians in the United Kingdom. She stands at an appealing height of 1.73m and has a good body weight which suits her personality. Jenkyns successful career has earned her a luxurious lifestyle and some fancy car trips.