16 Facts About Alicia Kearns


Alicia Alexandra Martha Kearns was born on 11 November 1987 and is a British Conservative Party politician.


Alicia Kearns has been the Member of Parliament for Rutland and Melton since the 2019 general election.


In October 2022, Kearns was elected Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee.


Alicia Kearns grew up in Cambridgeshire, and attended a comprehensive school, Impington Village College.


Alicia Kearns studied social and political sciences at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, graduating in 2009.


Alicia Kearns has worked in communication roles at the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Justice, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.


Alicia Kearns was the lead press officer for MOD's contribution to the 2014 Scottish independence referendum campaign, and the government's communication campaigns in Syria and Iraq for the FCO.

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Alicia Kearns became the client services director for the strategic communications consultancy Global Influence in 2016.


Alicia Kearns was selected as the Conservative candidate for Rutland and Melton on 8 November 2019.


Alicia Kearns had previously stood in the 2017 general election in the safe Labour seat Mitcham and Morden and was in the final shortlist in the same election for the safe Conservative seat Chelmsford but lost the selection to then-MEP Vicky Ford.


Alicia Kearns was elected in the 2019 general election with a majority of 26,924 votes.


Alicia Kearns is a supporter of transgender rights and in August 2020 co-authored an article in ConservativeHome with fellow MP Nicola Richards which called on the government to reform the Gender Recognition Act 2004.


Some newspapers and broadcasters alleged that Alicia Kearns was part of an attempt by Conservative MPs elected in the 2019 general election to oust then Prime Minister Boris Johnson over Partygate in January 2022.


Alicia Kearns has been a member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee since March 2020.


Alicia Kearns is on the steering committee of the China Research Group.


Alicia Kearns is a member of the Liaison Committee as a chair of a select committee.