John Hayes


John Hayes was re-elected MP for South Holland and The Deepings on May 7th 2015 with 29303 votes, taking 59.6% of the vote.

John was born in 1958 and married Susan Hopwell in July 1997. He was educated at Colfe’s Grammar School and University of Nottingham, where he graduated with a BA Hons Politics and a PGCE in History/English.

He was a Sales Director of the IT company, The Data Base Ltd until 1999.

John was elected as Member of Parliament for South Holland and The Deepings. Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Derbyshire North East in the General Elections of 1987 and 1992. Councillor, Nottinghamshire since 1985. Conservative spokesman on Education since 1988 and Chairman of the Conservative Group’s Campaign and Political Committees.

He has been Secretary of the Agriculture Select Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Backbench Education Committee.

He was a Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party until July 2000, after which he became a Front Bench Spokesman for Education and Employment. In September 2001, he was appointed an Opposition Whip. In July 2002, John was appointed Shadow Minister for Agriculture. In November 2003, he became a Shadow Minister for Local & Devolved Government, with responsibility for Housing and Planning.

In May 2005, he became a Shadow Minister for Transport. After December 2007, he served as the Shadow Minister for Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education. After the 2010 general election and the formation of the coalition, he became skills minister in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Between 2010 and 2015 he has been Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, Minister of State for Energy at the Department for Energy and Climate Change, Minister without Portfolio, Minister of State for Transport and Minister of State for Security.

Constituency: South Holland and The Deepings

Constituency Address: Office 1, Broad Street Business Centre, 10 Broad Street, Spalding, PE11 1TB

Constituency Tel: 01775 711534

Date of Birth: 23 June 1958


Party: Conservative

Personal Website:

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

Westminster Tel: 020 7219 1389