Henry lives in Crawley and has a young daughter and son, and was first elected as Member of Parliament for Crawley in 2010.
He has spoken in the House of Commons more than 300 times, and has been a consistent advocate for health services returning to Crawley.
Henry has also campaigned on issues such as improving the town’s infrastructure, and a right of return to the British Indian Ocean Territory for Crawley’s Chagossian community.
Following the general election in 2015, Henry was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Communities Secretary. The role involves liaising with both the Department’s ministerial team and other MPs. Henry will play a part in ensuring powers are devolved from Whitehall to local authorities across the country.
Henry previously served as the Chair of the County All-Party Parliamentary Group. He has also campaigned for an in/out EU referendum, and in the last parliament he presented his Crawley English Votes for English Laws petition in Parliament.
Henry has provided assistance to 5,000 Crawley residents since 2010.
In June 2015, Henry was elected as the Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare.
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 greater south east.
In addition he has previously been a Crawley Borough Councillor, as well as Governor at several local schools in the town.
Henry ran his own business providing financial advice based in Crawley until 2005.