13 Facts About Anna Firth

1.

Annalissa Firth is a British politician and former barrister who has served as the Member of Parliament for Southend West since the 2022 by-election.

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2.

Anna Firth's mother was a teacher and her father was an engineer.

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3.

Anna Firth had a brief career as an investment banker before being called to the bar in 1991 at Inner Temple.

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4.

Anna Firth specialised in personal injury and professional negligence law.

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5.

Anna Firth was elected as the National Voluntary Director of the grassroots think-tank Conservative Policy Forum in April 2020 and has been a board member of the Conservative Environment Network.

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6.

Anna Firth co-founded the online summer school Invicta Academy in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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7.

Anna Firth was the sixth candidate placed on the Conservative party list in South East England for the European Parliament elections.

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8.

Anna Firth was selected as the Conservative candidate for the 2022 Southend West by-election on 11 December 2021.

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Anna Firth had previously stood as parliamentary candidate in the Erith and Thamesmead seat in the 2015 general election and the Canterbury seat in the 2019 general election.

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10.

Anna Firth has been a member of the Education Select Committee since March 2022.

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11.

Anna Firth visited Archie Battersbee, a 12-year-old boy from Southend at the centre of a life-support withdrawal dispute, in June 2022 and contributed to a fundraiser for him.

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Anna Firth criticised how the case was handled stating, "The state process for dealing with the withdrawal of life support for a child where there is a dispute between the parents and the hospital is just not appropriate", and asked for a meeting with the then Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Steve Barclay in August 2022.

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13.

Anna Firth voiced her support for Priti Patel in the July 2022 Conservative Party leadership election on 10 July 2022.

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