Jackie was elected as the Member of Parliament for Thurrock in May 2010 with a majority of 92 votes.
This was a Conservative gain from Labour with a 6.6 per cent swing.
Originally from Sheffield, Jackie joined the Conservative Party as a teenager. Raised on a Council Estate Jackie witnessed at first hand that the Conservative Party's emphasis on aspiration and working to ensure that people keep more of what they earn offered ordinary families the opportunities to make the best of themselves and to shape their own destinies.
Jackie studied economics at Durham. Jackie worked in a variety of roles, including for the Sheffield Enterprise Agency, South Yorkshire Police, the City of London Corporation and the Financial Services Authority. She was also the senior advisor to the Lord Mayor of London for five years and more recently was an adviser to the Financial Services Consumer Panel, fighting for better treatment for consumers of financial services.
As a Member of Parliament, Jackie aims to make a real difference for the people of Thurrock. She has been elected to the Public Accounts Committee which scrutinises the value for money of Government spending.
Jackie lives in Purfleet. In her spare time she enjoys going to the theatre, listening to music and reading, not to mention shopping at Lakeside.