MP for Faversham and Mid Kent
Helen Whately is, after our tremendous success in May 2015, our Member of Parliament for Faversham and Mid Kent. Helen has an established career in business and healthcare. For nearly a decade, she has worked with NHS hospitals, helping them improve care and make the most of resources. She has also advised healthcare regulators and commissioners, and worked on healthcare policy.
Previously Helen ran a business unit at AOL Time Warner, negotiated deals for AOL Europe and trained as a management accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Alongside her career, Helen has worked with several charities as a volunteer and advisor, and been a school governor.
In 2010, Helen stood for parliament in Kingston & Surbiton, gaining a Conservative swing of 2.4%. During a three-year campaign she worked hard for the community, getting things done locally (like more places in primary schools) and decisions made nationally to help the constituency.
Helen grew up in Surrey, near Reigate. She was educated at schools in Surrey and London, and read PPE at Oxford University.
Helen is married and has three children.