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Rebecca Pow is a British politician. She is a member of the Conservative Party and currently serving as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environmental Quality and Resilience since October 2022. She served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from 2019 to 2022. She has served as the Member of Parliament for Taunton Deane since 2015.
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Rebecca Pow officially known as Rebecca Faye Clark was born on October 10, 1960 (age 62 years) in Somerset, United Kingdom. She was raised in the county of Somerset in South West England. After attending Priston village school, Pow continued her education at La Sainte Union Convent in Bath. Pow studied Rural Environment Studies at Wye College, University of London. Pow was a Governor at Thurlbear C of E school for 10 years and a Parish Councillor in her local village, Stoke St Mary.
Pow had a career in radio and television, including working for HTV in Bristol and BBC Radio 4. Pow also ran the Taste of Somerset, the first independent initiative for local food and drink producers which ultimately became The Taste of the West. In 2003 Pow took voluntary redundancy from ITV West to set up Pow Productions, specializing in communications and PR focusing on rural, environmental, farming, food and gardening in particular.
Rebecca Pow became the MP for Taunton Deane with a majority of 15,491 votes (26.8% of the vote) after standing for election to Parliament for the first time in May 2015. In July 2016, Pow was made Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Gavin Barwell MP, Minister for Housing, Planning and Minister for London in the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
Pow supported the Conservative Government’s moves to cap welfare, improve education and opportunities for young people, control immigration, deal with the deficit and enable people to be given the right climate to get on. She described herself as “a traditional Conservative with a twist of the contemporary with [her] own added touch of green!”
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She was selected by a capacity audience at an Open Primary held in Taunton in July 2013. It was the first time a candidate had been selected for the constituency in this way, with the audience voting. She was also the first female Conservative Member of Parliament that Taunton Deane had ever had representing them. She declared that she would vote to Remain in the 2016 referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU.
Rebecca Pow was previously a parish councilor for Stoke St Mary and trustee of the Somerset Wildlife Trust. After working for the National Farmers Union, she became a journalist specializing in environment, farming and gardening and has reported for BBC, ITV and Channel 4.
She stepped down as vice president of Somerset Wildlife Trust in June 2018, following an online petition criticizing her support for badger culling. During the 2015–17 Parliament, Pow sat on the Environmental Audit Select Committee and Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee.
Rebecca Pow declared that she would vote to Remain in the 2016 referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. After Theresa May called the 2017 general election, Pow announced she would seek reelection as MP for Taunton Deane. On 8 June 2017, she was returned as Member of Parliament for Taunton Deane. Whilst her vote share increased by 4.8% the local Lib Dem candidate’s vote increased by 6.3% – so Pow’s majority slipped from 26.8% to 25.2%.
Pow received criticism for stating during the 2017 Budget debate that people in Taunton have “thousands of extra pounds in their pockets”. This was disputed by many of her constituents. In 2018, Pow was awarded a Green Heart Hero Award by The Climate Coalition, a coalition of over 100 charities and community groups across the UK, for being the “Greenest New MP” for her environmental work.
She was criticized for her stances on fracking, the destruction of ancient woodland for HS2, and the vast amount of new homes being built in her constituency. Pow served as a Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Ministerial team, before serving as PPS to Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Esther McVey until her Ministerial appointment in May 2019.
In May 2019, it was alleged that Rebecca Pow had falsely claimed parliamentary expenses through means of an ‘accommodation uplift’ for her children that she was not entitled to. In 2019, during the second May ministry, Pow was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport.
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On 10 September 2019, during the first Johnson ministry, Pow was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs. Her ministerial portfolio included the domestic natural environment, climate change adaptation, land use, and floods, and water. She resigned from this position on 7 July 2022, as part of the July 2022 United Kingdom government crisis.
Rebecca Pow was married to her husband Charles Clark from 1992 to 2019. Her husband died in 2019. She first met Clark at Bath and Taunton Young Farmers Club when she was an active member. However, Pow was raised on a family farm in Inglesbatch near Bath, working on the farm throughout her teenage years. Pow and her late husband Charles Clark had 3 children.
Rebecca Pow net worth
How much is Rebecca Pow worth? Rebecca Pow net worth is estimated at around $4 million. Her main source of income is from her primary work as a politician. Rebecca Pow’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $450,000 dollars annually. Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and most influential politicians in the United Kingdom. She stands at an appealing height of 1.69m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.
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