Henry was first elected MP for North West Norfolk in 1983, and apart from 1997 -2001, he has served the constituency since then. During his time out of the House he worked both as a barrister and an adviser to small businesses. As well as serving on three Select Committees, between 2002-2012 he held various Front Bench positions both in Opposition and Government.
Most recently he served under William Hague at the FCO as Minister for Africa, the UN, Overseas Territories and Conflict Resolution. Henry is passionate about small businesses, the rural economy, the environment and skills.
His local priorities include: infrastructure, balancing the need for economic growth with preserving Norfolk’s unique environment, sorting out sea defences, working to secure improved broadband and improvements to the A47. Henry and his neighbour, Elizabeth Truss, the MP for South West Norfolk have recently won a stunning local battle to stop a waste to energy incinerator being built outside King’s Lynn.