14 Facts About Anna Firth


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.


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


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


Anna Firth specialised in personal injury and professional negligence law.


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.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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


Anna Firth was then appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Department for International Trade in the Truss ministry.