Nadine Dorries

British politician

Nadine Vanessa Dorries (née Bargery; born 21 May 1957) is a British politician who served as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from 2021 to 2022. A member of the Conservative Party, she has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Mid Bedfordshire since 2005. As a backbench MP, she campaigned on socially conservative issues such her attempts to reduce the time limit after which an abortion cannot be legally performed. During November 2012, Dorries participated in I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! without the permission of her party's chief whip leading to her suspension from membership of the Conservative Party for six months. Dorries will step down as an MP at the election due by January 2025.

Nadine Dorries


  • On the pro-life side of the fence, the public takes little notice of those who want to abolish abortion. They are dismissed as extremists. If I were to argue that all abortions should be banned, the ethical discussions would go round in circles because one person’s opinion is as valid as another's.
    My view is that the only way forward is to argue for a reduction in the time limit.
  • I am not an MP for any reason other than because God wants me to be. There is nothing I did that got me here; it is what God did. There is nothing amazing or special about me, I am just a conduit for God to use.
  • My blog is 70% fiction and 30% fact. It is written as a tool to enable my constituents to know me better and to reassure them of my commitment to Mid Bedfordshire. I rely heavily on poetic licence and frequently replace one place name/event/fact with another.
  • Gay marriage is a policy which has been pursued by the metro elite gay activists and needs to be put into the same bin [as reform of the House of Lords].
    • Comment in article published on the CosnservativeHome website (6 May 2012)

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