Local-born Lee Rowley was first elected as North East Derbyshire's Member of Parliament in 2017.
Born in the old Scarsdale Hospital in 1980, Lee was born and brought up in North Derbyshire. His family home has been near the park in Hasland for the past 40 years and he is a past pupil of St. Peter and Paul's, Hasland Infants, Hasland Juniors and St. Mary's High School, where he was head boy in 1999. Lee is a past member of Hasland cubs and swam for the town for over 10 years as a member of Chesterfield Swimming Club, training at Queen's Park, Middlecroft and Brookfield pools.
Lee spent 20 years in the family business, helping his mum and dad six days a week deliver milk to houses and businesses in Hasland, Grassmoor and Chesterfield. He could usually be found, before school, working along with his brother to deliver around the Market Hall before catching the bus to go to school in Newbold.
Lee comes from a mining family with a long history in our area. Both of his grandfathers were miners at pits in the area, including Westhorpe and Shirebrook, and his great aunt used to run the post office in Renishaw.