Stephen Mosley is the Member of Parliament for the City of Chester. He was first elected to Parliament in May 2010 and gained the constituency for the Conservative Party with a majority of 2,583.
Stephen has thoroughly enjoyed his first few years as a Member of Parliament and has been fortunate to meet some amazing people. There have also been some standout moments such as seeing the reborn, fans owned, Chester FC romping home to back to back promotions, twice welcoming Her Majesty the Queen to our city and seeing the Royal Welsh and Mercian Regiments returning home from combat.
Within Chester, Stephen has campaigned on many local issues, including protecting Chester’s Greenbelt and promoting Chester’s historic centre. A Queen’s Scout himself, he is keen to support Scouting across Chester and the UK. A proper theatre for Chester is one of Stephen’s aims for our city.
Stephen has been a regular voice in the campaign for justice for the 96 victims of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, speaking in Parliament on many occasions and representing those constituents who lost family members at the disaster. He has the privilege of serving as the Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Hillsborough.
Within Parliament Stephen is heavily involved with the technology sector and is a Member of the Science and Technology Select Committee. Stephen is also the Co-Chair of the Parliamentary ICT Forum (PICTFOR), Secretary of the Parliamentary & Scientific Committee and Chair of the Conservative Technology Forum. Stephen is unusual among MPs in that he has a scientific background.
Stephen is pursuing his long held interest in African affairs through his involvement in the Zambia and Malawi APPG, Sudan APPG and the African Great Lakes APPG. Stephen is also concerned with the prevention and treatment of life threatening diseases and is a Member of the HIV and AIDS APPG, the All Party Group on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases and the Global Tuberculosis APPG.
Alongside these commitments, Stephen is the Secretary of the Rugby Union All Party Group and he plays regularly for the Commons and Lords Rugby Team. He is also a member of the Nuclear Energy APPG, the Zoos and Aquariums APPG, the All Party Basketball Group, as well as Chairing the Board of the British Basketball League Foundation.
Stephen was educated at King Edward’s School in Birmingham and after gaining four A’s at A’level he went on to study Chemistry. After graduating from the University of Nottingham, Stephen worked for IBM before setting up his own IT Consultancy in 1997. His business subsequently diversified into property management. Since his election Stephen has stood down from his business interests and is now a full-time MP representing the City of Chester.
Before standing for Parliament in 2010 Stephen was a Chester City Councillor, first elected in 2000 for the Handbridge & St Mary’s ward until he stepped down in 2009. Between 2007 and 2009 Stephen was the Deputy Leader of Chester City Council. As well as being Deputy Leader of the Council, Stephen was also the Executive Member for Customer Services. He is particularly proud of initiating the Free After Three car parking scheme, which survived the abolition of Chester City Council and continues to provide free car parking in some Council car parks after 3pm to this day.
Between 2005 and 2009 Stephen was elected to represent the Chester Overleigh Division on Cheshire County Council and was Chairman of the Health & Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee, Vice-chairman of the Community Services Scrutiny Committee and a member of the Cheshire Fire Authority. He was also a Governor of Overleigh St Mary’s Primary School and Queens Park High School.
Stephen is married to Caroline, a Cestrian, and they have two children. Stephen moved to Chester in the mid-1990s and has taken his adopted city to his heart. Stephen can frequently be seen cycling with his children and is a regular member of the Church of St Mary Without the Walls in Handbridge. In his free time Stephen enjoys gardening with his children, looking after the children’s Lake Malawi Cichlid tropical fish and reading political and science fiction books.
Stephen and his team of councillors and activists are working hard for the City of Chester every day of the year. For up to date details of campaigns being run by our local councillors please see the Chester Conservatives website – www.chesterconservatives.com.