Neil was elected to Parliament in 2010 and serves as MP for Stroud. He was elected to Chair of the Education Select Committee in June 2015, having served as a member of the Education Select Committee between 2010 and 2015. He was also a member of the Environmental Audit Committee and established three All Parliamentary Party Groups: Governance and Leadership in Education, Meningitis and Vascular Diseases. Neil founded Festomane, Stroud’s Festival of Manufacturing and Engineering, which is now in its fifth year of inspiring young people to pursue careers in manufacturing and engineering with the help of local businesses. Neil introduced the Antarctic Bill in June 2012, its primary aim is to improve the protection of the Antarctic environment. The Bill received royal assent in 2013. He is also Chair of Modern Europe.
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