|Member of Parliament|
for Hornchurch and Upminster
9 June 2017 – 6 November 2019
|Preceded by||Dame Angela Watkinson|
|Succeeded by||Election in progress|
Julia Louise Dockerill
4 June 1984
Harlow, Essex, UK
Lopez (m. 2017)
|Alma mater||Queens' College, Cambridge|
Julia Louise Dockerill was born on 4 June 1984 in Harlow, Essex. and grew up in Stansted Mountfitchet. She has two sisters. Her mother was a primary school teacher and her father was a businessman. She attended Bentfield Primary School, and The Hertfordshire and Essex High School before studying Social and Political Sciences at Queens' College, Cambridge.
From 2006, she worked in the parliamentary office of MP for Cities of London and Westminster and vice-chairman of the Conservative Party Mark Field as a researcher. She became his chief of staff and co-authored two of his books Between the Crashes and The Best of Times. Dockerill has also worked as a ghostwriter. While Dockerill was Field's parliamentary aide she was photographed in November 2016 carrying confidential notes on a Brexit-related meeting in Downing Street which indicated that the UK would not stay in the single market, and would not seek a transitional deal with the EU.
In 2014, Dockerill was elected as a councillor for St Katharine's and Wapping ward on the Tower Hamlets Council. In April 2017, she was selected as the Conservative candidate for Hornchurch and Upminster. The seat had been previously represented by Conservative MP Angela Watkinson since its formation in 2010 who had also represented the earlier constituency of Upminster since 2001. Dockerill was elected as MP in the 2017 general election with a majority of 17,723 (31.6%) votes. In the parliament, she has sat on the International Trade Select Committee since September 2017.
Lopez claims to have voted for the UK to leave the EU in the 2016 UK EU membership referendum, though this cannot be proven. Lopez voted against then Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit withdrawal agreement in early 2019. In the indicative votes on 27 March, she voted against a referendum on a withdrawal agreement. In October, Lopez voted for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit withdrawal agreement.
She married her British-Australian long-term partner, who was born in El Salvador, in September 2017 and she adopted his surname of Lopez. The couple had a daughter in October 2019.
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- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Contributions in Parliament at Hansard
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Dame Angela Watkinson
| Member of Parliament
for Hornchurch and Upminster
Election in progress