It is an honour to have been elected by the people of North Devon to serve as their Member of Parliament. I live in North Devon and until my election worked as a secondary school maths teacher in Bideford.
I come from a family of teachers and am passionate about access to education and ensuring all children receive an excellent one. My father was Head of a large coastal comprehensive and I am mostly state school educated myself, with a first from Cambridge University.
I ran my own online business for many years and founded and ran Pink Aerobics from 2003-2013, which raised over £500K for breast cancer charities through a series of aerobathons.
I have a Six-Point Plan for North Devon: levelling up North Devon, expanding broadband, protecting our environment, supporting the next generation, supporting our farmers, and making North Devon a great place to do business.
In Parliament, I was elected to be a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, looking into the policies and spending of the Department for Work and Pensions, including benefits for people in and out of work, state pensions, and how private pensions are regulated.
I was also elected Chair of four All Party Parliamentary Groups, and Vice Chair of nine.
- Broadband and Digital Communication (Chair)
- Celtic Sea (Chair)
- Cycling and Walking (Chair)
- Wood Panel Industry (Chair)
- Business in a Pandemic (Covid) World (Vice Chair)
- Dark Skies (Vice Chair)
- Hospitality and Tourism (Vice Chair)
- National Food Strategy (Vice Chair)
- Rural Services (Vice Chair)
- South West (Vice Chair)
- Women and Enterprise (Vice Chair)
- Ocean Conservation (Vice Chair)
- Running (Vice Chair)
- Women and Work (Officer)
- Women in Parliament (Officer)
I am committed towards working with and helping our local communities across North Devon, so if you ever need to get in touch, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Selaine Saxby MP