Oliver Heald

Oliver Heald


North East Hertfordshire



Address as

Mr Heald

Contact details


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 6354
Fax: 020 7219 6354


75 Station Road, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3BJ
Tel: 01763 247640


Electoral history

Contested Southwark and Bermondsey 1987 general election. Member for North Hertfordshire 1992-97, for North East Hertfordshire 1997-2010, for North East Hertfordshire (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election

Parliamentary career

PPS to: Sir Peter Lloyd as Minister of State, Home Office 1994, William Waldegrave as Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 1994-95; Sponsored Private Member's Bill: Insurance Companies (Reserves) Act 1995; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Social Security 1995-97; Opposition Whip 1997-2000; Opposition Spokesperson for: Home Affairs 2000-01, Health 2001-02; Shadow Minister for Work and Pensions 2002-03; Shadow Leader of the House 2003-05; Member House of Commons' Commission 2003-05; Shadow Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs 2004-07; Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 2005-07

Party groups

Chair North Hertfordshire Conservative Association 1984-86; Southwark and Bermondsey Conservative Association: President 1993-98, Patron 1998-; Chairman: Executive Society of Conservative Lawyers, Executive Parliamentary Resources Unit

Select committees

Member: Administration 1998-2000, Modernisation of the House of Commons 2003-05, Work and Pensions 2007-, Selection 2009-10, Standards and Privileges 2010-, Ecclesiastical Committee 2010-, Joint Committee on the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill 2011-

Councils, public bodies

Member, Committee on Standards in Public Life 2008-

International bodies

Member, Council of Europe 2008-

Political interests

Industrial relations, environment, law and order, pensions

General Election 2010 - North East Hertfordshire

Name Party Votes %
Heald, Oliver Con 26995 53.54%
Annand, Hugh Lib Dem 11801 23.41%
Kirkman, David Lab 8291 16.45%
Smyth, Adrianne UKIP 2075 4.12%
Bland, Rosemary Green 875 1.74%
Campbell, Richard Ind 209 0.42%
Ralph, David YRDPL 143 0.29%
Reichardt, Philip Ind 36 0.08%
Result Con Hold (1.19% from Lib Dem to Con)