Stephen O'Brien served as Member of Parliament for Eddisbury from July 1999 to March 2015. In March 2015 he was appointed as Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, and Emergency Relief Coordinator based at the United Nations.

Stephen O’Brien appointed to be Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA

It was announced yesterday that the Rt Hon Stephen O’Brien MP for Eddisbury, is to be the next Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs), and Emergency Relief Coordinator. He is expected to take up his post based at the United Nations in New York towards the end of May. Accordingly, after 15 years as Member of Parliament for Eddisbury since the by-election on 22nd July 1999, Stephen will no longer be seeking re-election at the General Election on 7th May 2015. The Eddisbury Conservative Association will now set in train the selection of the Conservative Party Candidate for Eddisbury for the General Election.

Stephen said:

‘It has been the most enormous privilege to serve as the Member of Parliament for all the people of Eddisbury over the last, almost, sixteen years. I shall always be grateful for the support and engagement across a wide variety of issues over that time throughout the constituency. In particular I want to pay tribute to the members and activists of the Eddisbury Conservative Association for their support. Together, we have been able to push forward the range of opportunities which have made a real positive difference to my constituents.

I wish my successor as the Conservative candidate for Eddisbury, every good wish for a successful campaign in the upcoming General Election and in returning the Eddisbury seat for the Conservatives. My support for the Prime Minister, David Cameron, in leading the Conservatives to an outright victory at the General Election remains total and I will do all I can to help secure that result.’ [read more]

Reaseheath College visit to Parliament

Reaseheath College visit to Parliament

On Monday, 23rd February, Stephen was pleased to meet with a group of year 12 students from Reaseheath College, during their trip to Parliament. The students, currently preparing for their BTEC examinations, were given an insightful tour around Parliament, and then met with Stephen in one of Parliament’s Committee Rooms for a short Q+A session; this gave the students a chance to grill Stephen about issues they are passionate about, ranging from immigration to university fees. [read more]

Stephen O’Brien signs MND Charter

Stephen O’Brien has signed the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association’s Charter in recognition of the rights and priorities of people living with MND and their carers. [read more]

Stephen O’Brien MP signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

Stephen O’Brien MP signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

This week Stephen O’Brien MP signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people. [read more]

Dissolution of Parliament

This site was established while I was a Member of Parliament. As Parliament has now dissolved there are no Members of Parliament until after the Election on 7 May 2015. I will not be standing for Eddisbury at this election, but you may be interested in the website of the Conservative candidate which you can find here: Antoinette Sandbach.

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