Prior to becoming the Conservative MP for Harborough, Neil O'Brien worked at No. 10 where he was an adviser to the Prime Minister on the economy, specifically working with employers in the Midlands on the "Midlands Engine" plan - the government's strategy to boost the economy by investing in the infrastructure and skills here and in turn attracting new businesses and more good jobs to the Midlands. He previously spent four years at the Treasury working on everything from improving education and reducing crime, to reforming the planning system and supporting small businesses.
Neil's wife Jemma is a doctor, and their little daughter Florence was born in an NHS hospital - so fighting for good NHS services locally will be a top priority.
"I am very proud to have been elected as the MP for Harborough. I look forward to continuing the tireless work Edward Garnier has done over the last 25 years and I hope to be a strong local constituency MP for everyone in Harborough, Oadby and Wigston."