Martin Vickers

Member of Parliament for Cleethorpes



Martin Vickers was first elected as the Conservative MP for Cleethorpes in 2010. Born in the area, in his early career he worked for a number of years in the printing and retail trade industries, before serving on Great Grimsby Borough Council in both the Weelsby and Scartho wards. He first contested Cleethorpes in the 2005 general election but missed out by 2,642 votes. Five years later, he took the seat on a swing of 7.8 per cent and with a majority of 4,298. He has been vocal in his support for a hard Brexit and has been involved in a number of All-Party Parliamentary Groups, including most recently those on Freeports, the Oil Refining Centre, and Rail. He more than doubled his majority at the 2019 election as Labour’s vote decreased by over third. Vickers has traditionally-conservative views, opposing same-sex marriage and voting against the inclusion of LGBT-inclusive sex and relationship education in schools. He also voted against the legalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland in 2019. He is a member of the Conservative Christian Fellowship and currently sits on the Ecclesiastical Committee and the International Trade Committee.

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Official parliamentary photograph taken by Chris McAndrew, 2017, licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0