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Peter was born in Billericay in Essex in 1952 and was educated at Westcliff-on-Sea Grammar School. He lives in Wellingborough and is a chartered accountant by profession, having qualified in 1977. He has also run both a public company and a family business. He is married to Jennie and they have three children: Alex who is an RAF helicopter pilot, Helen who is a teacher and Thomas who was born 01/01/01.
Peter is heavily involved in the local community. He is the founder of the Listening to Wellingborough and Rushden Campaign which has been helping local residents and local groups since 2001. Peter is the Leader of HealthWatch and is a Save Our Schools (SOS) campaigner.
A former Councillor and School Governor, Peter is also a former voluntary board member of Rockingham Forest Housing Association. He has a huge interest in the local community and works hard to listen and represent local people.
A keen sportsman, Peter plays cricket for a local team and is a member of Wellingborough Golf Club. Peter has run in the London Marathon on many occasions, raising thousands of pounds for charity; recent beneficiaries have been Crimestoppers, the British Heart Foundation, and the local St John Ambulance. Peter and Jennie regularly worship at St Mary's Church, Rushden, and Peter is a former member of the Parochial Church Council.
Peter is an elected member of the 1922 executive and was elected to the inaugural Backbench Select Committee in 2010. In the summer of 2010, he was appointed to the Chairman's panel. Peter is also the Co-Chairman of the APPG on Human Trafficking.
Peter was first elected in 2005, re-elected in 2010 with a large majority and again in 2015 with a further increase in his majority.
Contact details for Peter Bone MP are on the Contacts MP page.
The seat was created under the Representation of the People Act 1918. The constituency is named after the town of Wellingborough and includes most of the local government district of Wellingborough and parts of the neighbouring local government district of East Northamptonshire. Please see the About page for a history of the constituency which is represented as Wellingborough Constituency in the UK Parliament by Peter Bone MP.
The two local government districts are formed from electoral wards in Wellingborough and East Northamptonshire (number of seats shown in parenthesis).
- Bozeat Ward (1)
- Brickhill Ward (2)
- Croyland Ward (3)
- Earls Barton Ward (3)
- Finedon Ward (2)
- Great Doddington and Wilby Ward (1)
- Harrowden and Sywell Ward (2)
- Hatton Ward (2)
- Irchester Ward (3)
- Isebrook Ward (1)
- Queensway Ward (3)
- Redwell Ward (3)
- Rixon Ward (3)
- Swanspool Ward (2)
- Victoria Ward (3)
- Wollaston Ward (2)
Please see the Councillors pages for details of Our Borough Councillors.
East Northamptonshire (17)
- Higham Ferrers Chichele (2)
- Higham Ferrers Lancaster Ward (2)
- Rushden Bates Ward (2)
- Rushden Hayden Ward (3)
- Rushden Pemberton Ward (3)
- Rushden Sartoris Ward (2)
- Rushden Spencer Ward (3)