CaSE has drawn up a list of those MPs with an interest or background in science, technology, engineering, maths or medicine (STEMM) following the result of the December 2019 General Election.

From this intake of MPs, 103 have a STEMM background or interest. 84 of these are returning MPs and 19 are new to Parliament. Those who have been newly elected to Parliament are in bold.

This list is sorted by political parties - Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, SNP, DUP, and Plaid Cymru - and you can read about notable new MPs here.

For our definition of what constitutes a background or interest in STEMM see here.

We are currently working with many of these MPs and inviting them to become science and engineering champions. If you wish to give us any feedback on the list please get in touch.

Name Political Party, Constituency STEMM
CONSERVATIVE  
Adam Afriyie Conservative Party, Windsor Chairman of POST
Alec Shelbrooke Conservative Party, Elmet and Rothwell Former mechanical engineering career
Alok Sharma Conservative Party, Reading West Physics and Electronics HE
Andrew Bridgen Conservative Party, Leicestershire North West Genetics HE
Andrew Murrison Conservative Party, Wiltshire South West Qualified doctor
Anthony Browne Conservative Party, South Cambridgeshire Mathematics HE
Ben Spencer Conservative Party, Runnymede and Weybridge Worked as NHS Doctor
Ben Wallace Conservative Party, Wyre and Preston North Former Director of QinetiQ
Caroline Dinenage Conservative Party, Gosport Former Co-Chair of the APPG for Maths and Numeracy & former Science and Technology Committee member
Dr Caroline Johnson Conservative Party, Sleaford and North Hykeham Former medical career
Chris Green Conservative Party, Bolton West Former Science and Technology Committee member
Chris Philp Conservative Party, Croydon South Physics HE
Christopher Green Conservative Party, Bolton West Former career as scientific instrumentation engineer
Claire Coutinho Conservative Party, East Surrey Mathematics and Philosophy HE
Crispin Blunt Conservative Party, Reigate Technology HE
Daniel Poulter Conservative Party, Suffolk Central and Ipswich North Qualified doctor
David Amess Conservative Party, Southend West Technology HE
David Davis Conservative Party, Haltemprice and Howden Molecular/Computer Science HE
David Morris Conservative Party, Morecambe and Lunsdale Former Science and Technology Committee member
David Tredinnick Conservative Party, Bosworth Former Science and Technology Committee member
Dean Russell Conservative Party, Watford Former physics academic researcher
Dehenna Davison Conservative Party, Bishop Auckland Self-confessed 'tech head'
Derek Thomas Conservative Party, West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Former Science and Technology Committee member
Eddie Hughes Conservative Party, Walsall North Civil engineering HE
Gagan Mohindra Conservative Party, South West Hertfordshire Mathematics HE
Gareth Johnson Conservative Party, Dartford Former Science and Technology Committee member
George Freeman Conservative Party, Norfolk Mid Former-Life Sciences Minister and background in biotech
Jacob Young Conservative Party, Redcar Former Chemistry technician
James Duddridge Conservative Party, Rochford and Southend East Worked for the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
Jamie Wallis Conservative Party, Bridgend PhD in Planetary Astronomy
Karen Bradley Conservative Party, Staffordshire Moorlands Maths HE
Katherine Fletcher Conservative Party, South Ribble Biology HE
Kemi Badenoch Conservative Party, Saffron Walden Engineering HE
Kevin Hollinrake Conservative Party, Thirsk and Malton Physics HE
Luke Evans Conservative Party, Bosworth Qualified doctor
Maggie Throup Conservative Party, Erewash Biology HE
Marco Longhi Conservative Party, Dudley North Engineering HE
Mark Jenkinson Conservative Party, Workington Worked as mechanical & electrical engineer
Matt Warman Conservative Party, Boston and Skegness Former Science and Technology Committee member
Michael Fabricant Conservative Party, Lichfield Member of Institute of Engineering and Technology
Miriam Cates Conservative Party, Penistone and Stocksbridge Genetics HE and former science teacher
Nadhim Zahawi Conservative Party, Stratford-on-Avon Chemical Engineering HE
Neil O'Brien Conservative Party, Harborough Former Special Adviser to the PM on the Economy and Industrial Strategy
Nigel Evans Conservative Party, Ribble Valley Former President of the Parliamentary Space Committee
Nigel Huddleston Conservative Party, Mid Worcestershire Formerly worked for Google
Sir Paul Beresford Conservative Party, Mole Valley Career in dentistry
Rachel Maclean Conservative Party, Redditch Former technology entrepreneur
Royston Smith Conservative Party, Southampton Itchen Engineering career
Ruth Edwards Conservative Party, Rushcliffe Former career in cyber security
Stephen McPartland Conservative Party, Stevenage Former POST Board member and Science and Technology Committee member
Stephen Metcalfe Conservative Party, Basildon South and Thurrock East Former Chair of the Science and Technology Committee
Steven Baker Conservative Party, Wycombe Computer Science HE
Therese Coffey Conservative Party, Suffolk Coastal Former POST Board member. Chemistry PhD.
Thomas Tugendhat Conservative Party, Tonbridge and Malling Former energy management consultant
Tobias Ellwood Conservative Party, Bournemouth East Technology HE
Vicky Ford Conservative Party, Chelmsford Former Science and Technology Committee member. Former MEP and lead negotiator on the Horizon 2020 program.
Virginia Crosbie Conservative Party, Ynys Mon Microbiology HE and former maths teacher
LABOUR    
 
Adam Holloway
Labour Party, Gravesham Former Science and Technology Committee member
Alan Whitehead Labour Party, Southampton Test Interest in renewable energy technologies
Andrew Gwynne Labour Party, Denton and Reddish Technology HE
Anneleise Dodds Labour Party, Oxford East Former Acting Director of the National Institute for Health Research Patient Safety 
Barry Sheerman Labour Party, Huddersfield Co-Chair, APPG for Maths and Numeracy
Bill Esterson Labour Party, Sefton Central Maths and Philosophy HE
Chi Onwurah Labour Party, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central Former POST Board member. Engineering HE
Daniel Zeichner Labour Party, Cambridge Former IT career
Darren Jones Labour Party, Bristol North West Former Science and Technology Committee member
Debbie Abrahams Labour Party, Oldham East and Saddleworth Biochemistry and physiology HE
Fabian Hamilton Labour Party, Leeds North East Former engineer
Feryal Clark Labour Party, Enfield North Bioinformatics HE and career in the NHS
Gareth Snell Labour Party, Stoke-on-Trent Former Science and Technology Committee member
George Howarth Labour Party, Knowsley Trained as an engineer
Graham Stringer Labour Party, Blackley and Broughton Former Science and Technology Committee member
Gordon Marsden Labour Party, Blackpool South Former Science and Technology Committee member
Helen Hayes Labour Party, Dulwich and West Norwood Architect and planner
Hilary Benn Labour Party, Leeds Central Former head of Policy Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs
Jenny Chapman Labour Party, Darlington Former trainee psychologist
Jim McMahon Labour Party, Oldham West and Royton Former technician
Jonathan Reynolds Labour Party, Stalybridge and Hyde Former Science and Technology Committee member
Karen Lee Labour Party, Lincoln Former nursing career
Khalid Mahmood Labour Party, Birmingham Perry Barr Engineering HE
Liam Byrne Labour Party, Birmingham Hodge Hill Former Shadow Science Minister
Margaret Beckett Labour Party, Derby South Technology HE
Mark Hendrick Labour Party, Preston Computer Science HE
Olivia Blake Labour Party, Sheffield Hallam Biomedical Science HE
Rachel Reeves Labour Party, Leeds West Former Chair of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
Dr Rosena Allin-Khan Labour Party, Tooting Medical HE and former medical career
Shabana Mahmood Labour Party, Birmingham Ladywood Former Shadow Science Minister
Stella Creasey Labour Party, Walthamstow Psychology HE. Former Science and Technology Committee member
Stephen Timms Labour Party, East Ham Maths HE
Taiwo Owatemi Labour Party, Coventry North West Pharmacy HE and career in NHS
Tracey Brabin Labour Party, Batley and Spen Medicine HE
Valerie Vaz Labour Party, Walsall South Biochemistry HE. Former Science and Technology Committee member.
Vicky Foxcroft Labour Party, Lewisham Deptford Formerly worked for Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union
LIBERAL DEMOCRATS    
 
Layla Moran
Liberal Democrats, Oxford West and Abingdon Physics HE and former teaching career
Jamie Stone Liberal Democrats, Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross Geology HE, served on Scottish Cross-Party Group on S&T as an MSP
Munira Wilson Liberal Democrats, Twickenham Former career in pharmaceutical industry
SNP    
 
Angus MacNeil
SNP, Na H-eileanan An Iar Engineering HE
Carol Monaghan SNP, Glasgow North West Physics HE and former teaching career. Former Science and Technology Committee member.
Lisa Cameron SNP, East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow Former clinical psychologist
Philippa Whitford SNP, Central Ayrshire Former cancer surgeon
DUP    
 
Gregory Campbell
Democratic Unionist Party, East Londonderry Spoke on science funding or skills in previous Parliament
Sammy Wilson Democratic Unionist Party, East Antrim Spoke on science funding or skills in previous Parliament
PLAID CYMRU    
 
Hywel Williams
Plaid Cymru, Arfon Psychology HE. Former Science and Technology Committee member

Definition of STEMM background

STEMM stands for science, technology, engineering, maths, or medicine.

For the purpose of this analysis, the definition has been kept quite broad. MPs with a STEMM higher education degree or who have worked in a STEMM career are considered to have a background in STEMM, and MPs who have stated their interest in STEMM, served on the Science and Technology Committee or Board of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, or have been Science Minister or Shadow Minister are counted as having an interest in STEMM.

Whilst we have taken as much care as possible when determining MPs backgrounds and interests, we cannot be sure we have identified all MPs that fit our criteria. If you know of any MPs who should be in our lists and are not, please contact us.