Sussex Decides: Conservative Jeremy Quin announced as Horsham’s new MP

Sussex Decides 2015 General Election SUS-150226-125523001
Sussex Decides 2015 General Election SUS-150226-125523001

Conservative Jeremy Quin was announced as Horsham’s new MP this morning, succeeding Francis Maude.

A month after Francis Maude announced he was stepping down after 18 years as MP in February, the Horsham Conservative Association chose Mr Quin, a company adviser from Buckinghamshire, to contest the upcoming general election for the party in Horsham.

Mr Quin was born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, which until the selection remained his home. He is familiar with Horsham through his wife Joanna, whose parents live in Monks Gate, and the couple moved to Horsham off Brighton Road after the selection process.

Both Mr Quin and his wife attended Oxford, and on leaving in 1990 he became a company adviser in the City working for NatWest Securities where he has remained, it now being part of Deutsche Bank.

He also worked at the Treasury from 2008 for nearly two years to help address the global financial crisis.

At March’s selection meeting he pledged to fight the proposal for a second runway at Gatwick ‘tooth and nail’ because of its impact on the local area and its infrastructure.

He also argued for the need for improved health facilities and pledged to be a strong advocate for a new acute hospital, with more than half of admissions to East Surrey Hospital coming from the area on top of an increasing population.