Henry moved to Crawley for a quarter century ago and has a young daughter and son. He was first elected as Member of Parliament for Crawley in 2010.
In the House of Commons Henry has one of the highest records for speaking, voting and asking parliamentary questions. Additionally, each year he is pleased to assist thousands of Crawley constituents. He has also successfully campaigned on hospital services returning to Crawley and the town seeing an increase in schools funding.
Following the general election in 2015, Henry was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government and from July 2016 to the Education Secretary. He was elected as the Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare and first Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Blood Cancer.
HENRY'S EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC LIFE
Henry was Leader of West Sussex County Council from 2003 until 2010. He was also Chairman of the South East County Strategic Leaders group, representing all authorities across the region.
In addition he has previously been a Crawley Borough Councillor, as well as Governor at several local schools in the town.
Henry is also a Patron of Crawley Hospital Radio, Horsham & Crawley Samaritans as well as is a supporter of the National Citizen’s service locally.
Before entering public service Henry ran his own investment business in Manor Royal.