BREAKING: IDS’ Replacement Is Stephen Crabb MP
Stephen has been MP for his home constituency of Preseli Pembrokeshire since 2005. He was educated at state schools in Wales and Scotland, and at Bristol University and London Business School.
Prior to being elected Stephen was a marketing consultant and had previously worked in communications and policy roles with London Chamber of Commerce and the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services.
As a backbencher In Parliament Stephen served on the Welsh Affairs, International Development and Treasury Select Committees. Following the 2010 election he was made a Government Whip in the Coalition Government, and was promoted in September 2012 to Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales. In July 2014 he was promoted to the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Wales.
In 2015 Stephen led the Welsh Conservative Party general election campaign which saw the best result for the Party in more than thirty years. Following the election Stephen was reappointed Secretary of State for Wales.
Stephen takes a strong interest in international development and believes firmly in the importance of the UK’s role overseas. From 2010 to 2012 he led Project Umubano, the Conservative Party’s social action project in Rwanda and Sierra Leone.
In December 2014 he was awarded Welsh Politician of the Year.