| Ann, Lady Winterton|
| Fiona Claire Bruce|
26 March 1957 (age 58)
Wick, Highland, Scotland (1957-03-26)
University of Manchester
Fiona Bruce (politician) Wikipedia
Fiona Claire Bruce (born 26 March 1957) is a British Conservative Party politician who is the Member of Parliament for Congleton, elected at the 2010 general election, and then again in 2015.
Born Fiona Claire Riley at Wick in the Scottish Highlands, she was educated at Burnley High School for Girls and Howell's School Llandaff, before reading Law at the University of Manchester and further studies at Chester Law College.
She was admitted as a solicitor in 1981, and has been senior partner of the firm, Fiona Bruce & Co, since its formation in 1988.
Bruce was elected in 2004 to Warrington Borough Council, on which she served as Executive Member for Finance from 2006-2009. She stepped down from the Council upon her election to Parliament in 2010.
She had unsuccessfully contested Warrington South at the 2005 general election, finishing second to the sitting Labour MP, Helen Southworth.
She was awarded the title Small Businesswoman of the Year in 2003 and gained a place on the Conservative A-List in 2006.
Following her selection as the Conservative Party candidate for the constituency, she denied that she had been chosen as a result of an orchestrated campaign by religious groups sympathetic to her evangelical Christian beliefs. Bruce is an Evangelical Alliance council member and describes "defending and fighting for the sanctity of human life" as her priority in Parliament.
She has been a member of the Scottish Affairs Select Committee since 2010.
In February 2015, Bruce introduced an amendment to the Serious Crime Bill 2014 to make abortion on the grounds of the sex of the baby illegal. The amendment was rejected by 292 votes to 201.
Bruce supported Brexit in the 2016 referendum.