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
BornGiacomo Lopresti
(1969-08-23) 23 August 1969 (age 49)
Southmead, Bristol, England
Political partyConservative
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army

Giacomo "Jack" Lopresti[1] (born 23 August 1969)[2] 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 life and career

Lopresti was born on the 23 August 1969 in Southmead. 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 served in the Territorial Army as a gunner with 266 Commando Battery, Royal Artillery from 2007. 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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