Anne-Marie Trevelyan was elected MP for the Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency in 2015 and lives in the constituency with her husband John and their two teenaged children. The constituency is large and predominantly rural, covering over 1,000 square miles of north Northumberland from Hartburn in the south, to the Scottish border, and includes large parts of Northumberland National Park, the Coquet Valley, Holy Island and the historic towns of Alnwick and Berwick.
A chartered accountant by trade, Anne-Marie sits on the House of Commons’ Public Accounts Committee and is committed to ensuring taxpayers’ money is spent well in ways which are accountable to the public.
Her other areas of interest and topics of campaigns include rural broadband, dualling the A1, and the armed forces covenant.
Anne-Marie is an active member of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme, which sees her spending 20 days in 2016 with the Navy (and 20 with the RAF last year). The past six months have seen her spend five days on board HMS Diamond in Gibraltar, and a week with the Royal Marines in the arctic circle. As well as cultivating a deeper understanding and respect for service personnel, she has heard from service personnel and their families, about ways in which the Covenant was not being met, and thus established the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Armed Forces Covenant which seeks to ensure the nation’s commitment to veterans, forces personnel and their families are upheld. Anne-Marie was recently the lead questioner in her Select Committee’s inquiry into Service Families Accommodation, and deals with UK-wide correspondence on covenant-related issues on a daily basis.
Anne-Marie has been inspired by her recent visits to compete in the Royal Marines Commando Challenge later this month, and is presently undergoing a gruelling training schedule with the help of a navy trainer.
Her wider interests involve spending time with her family, making the most of the incredible landscape her vast and varied constituency affords and putting her passion for singing to good use by taking part in Singing for Syrians concerts in Westminster.