Damian Collins


Damian Collins was re-elected as Conservative MP for Folkestone and Hythe on May 7th 2015 with 26323 votes, taking 47.9% of the vote.

Damian was born in 1974. He was educated at St. Mary’s High School, and Belmont Abbey School, Herefordshire. He graduated in Modern History from St Benet’s Hall, Oxford in 1996.

He is married to Sarah, and they have a daughter, Claudia, who was born in January 2007, and son Hugo who was born in March 2009.

Damian’s business career has been in the advertising and communications industry. He joined the M&C Saatchi advertising agency in London in 1999 where he worked for nearly 10 years. In 2008 he joined Lexington Communications where he is Senior Counsel.

Damian was selected as the prospective parliamentary candidate for Folkestone and Hythe in 2006.

Damian is Chairman of the Folkestone based ‘Step Short’ campaign which is working to restore the Road of Remembrance in the town and to create events and information for residents and visitors focused on the role it played during the First World War.

Damian is Chairman of ‘The Shed’ Management committee which is the centre supported by the Folkestone Youth Project in the Harbour. The services for young people at The Shed are run by the Kent Youth Service, and include youth clubs, activities and the skate park.

Damian is also a member of the ‘Kent Contemporary Working Group’ which is an panel of leading private and public sector individuals supporting Visit Kent’s work to attract new visitors and investment into the county.

At the 2005 general election, he was the parliamentary candidate in Northampton North.

Damian was President of the Oxford University Conservative Association in 1995, and after graduating in 1996 joined the Conservative Research Department. In 1998 he moved to the newly created Political Operations department as media officer for the Foreign Affairs, and Agriculture shadow cabinet teams.

Damian has been an active member of the Bow Group, and was the Political Officer in 2003-4. He was also a contributing author for the Bow Group’s book, “Conservative Revival” published in 2006.

Constituency: Folkestone and Hythe

Constituency Address: 4 West Cliff Gardens, Folkstone, CT20 1SP

Constituency Tel: 01303 253524

Date of Birth: 04/02/1974

Email: damian.collins.mp@parliament.uk

Party: Conservative

Personal Website: www.damiancollins.com

Westminster Address: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Westminster Tel: 020 7219 7072

Twitter: twitter.com/DamianCollins

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