Gary SambrookMember of Parliament for Birmingham, Northfield
At the 2019 general election, Gary Sambrook became the first Conservative MP to represent Birmingham Northfield since 1992, defeating long-serving incumbent Richard Burden by 1,640. Before his election as an MP, Sambrook served for six years on Birmingham City Council, representing Kingstanding ward. He had previously stood in the ward on four occasions before his election in 2014. Sambrook studied Human Resources Management and Public Relations at Birmingham City University and later worked as a parliamentary assistant to Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris. Sambrook is a Freemason and has spoken out in the past against stereotypes about Freemasonry, declaring “I’m a Freemason and proud of it”. He is also gay, and has advocated for changes to the Gender Recognition Act of 2004 to “improve the legal recognition for trans people in England and Wales”. Sambrook is a member of three committees, all of which he joined in 2020. These are: the Regulatory Reform Committee, the Ecclesiastical (Joint) Committee and the Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union. He previously sat on the Procedures Committee for a few months in 2020.
Official parliamentary photograph taken by Chris McAndrew, 2017, licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0