Steve was first selected as the MP for North East Cambridgeshire in 2010 and has served as a member of the Public Accounts Committee. He was born in 1972 and is the youngest of three rugby playing brothers. His dad worked as a trade union official, and his mum as a civil service administrator.
Steve comes from the first generation of his family to go to university, reading history at Cambridge University, and spent his gap year in the army serving with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.
Steve qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and then worked as an insurance company lawyer for Axa Insurance, as a regulator for the Financial Services Authority, and as Director of Regulatory Affairs and then Head of Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions at Barclays Retail Bank prior to entering Parliament. Steve joined the Party in 1994 after leaving university.