Jack Lopresti

Jack Lopresti
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Member of Parliament
for Filton and Bradley Stoke
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded byConstituency Created
Majority4,190 (8.3%)
Personal details
Born(1969-08-23) 23 August 1969 (age 48)[1]
Southmead, Bristol, England
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Lucy Cope (m. 1993; div. 2016)
Andrea Jenkyns (m. 2017)
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service2011–2013

Giacomo Lopresti[2] (born 23 August 1969) is a British Conservative Party politician. At the 2010 general election, he was first elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Filton and Bradley Stoke, a constituency newly created after boundary changes.[3] He is an advocate of the Eurosceptic campaign Leave Means Leave.[4]

Early career

After leaving school, Lopresti worked in his family ice cream business for over ten years.[5] A former estate agent and mortgage broker,[6] he worked for the Conservative Party as a Regional Development Officer and in the Conservative Party Treasurer's Department.

Lopresti represented the Stockwood Ward on Bristol City Council from 1999–2007. He also stood unsuccessfully for the Bristol East constituency in 2001, and for the South West at the European Parliament elections in 2004.

Territorial Army reservist

Lopresti served in the Territorial Army as a gunner with 266 Commando Battery, Royal Artillery. He served, as a mobilised reservist, with 29 Commando RA for a year and was deployed in Helmand Province, in Afghanistan, on Operation Herrick 9 for five months over Christmas and New Year 2008/9. Whilst in Afghanistan, Lopresti ran the Camp Bastion Half Marathon, for Help for Heroes, on New Years Day 2009.[7][8] From 2011-2013, Lopresti served as a trooper in the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, an army reserve cavalry unit.

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