Anna Soubry has been MP for Broxtowe since 2010. She was appointed a Parliamentary Private Secretary to Health Minister Simon Burns in Nov.2010. Anna was appointed a junior Health Minister in Sept.2012. In the Ministerial reshuffle in Oct.2013, Anna was appointed the first female MP Defence Minister and was promoted to Minister of State for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans in Jul.2014. In 2015 Anna was re-elected as MP for Broxtowe with a majority of 4,287. After more than a year attending Cabinet as Minister of State for Small Business, Anna chose to return to the backbenches in Jul.2016. Anna was the Honorary President (Rector) of Sterling University, a practising barrister and a radio and television journalist. She was shop steward of the National Union of Journalists.
- Co-Chair of the Migration Matters Trust
- Oct.02.2017: Iain Dale’s 100 most influential people on the Right 2017. MP for Gedling. Even more of a Remainer than Ken Clarke, ‘Soubers’ has been a powerful voice in the Brexit debate, although she has toned it down of late, recognising that Brexit will, in the end, happen. She failed to get elected to the Brexit Select Committee for a second time, which is odd given that she is actually quite popular among her fellow MPs. She will be a very loud voice during the remaining stages of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. Conservative Home, Iain Dale
- Oct.03.2016: Iain Dale’s 100 most influential people on the Right. MP for Broxtowe. Another talented Minister who is out of govt, Soubry was thought to be at the front of the queue of ministers of state knocking on the cabinet door. She irritated many with her OTT pronouncements on Brexit, but she has become and accomplished media performer and is a massive loss to the front bench. Conservative Home, Iain Dale