Angela Richardson was born on the beautiful north island of New Zealand and grew up on the outskirts of Auckland.
She worked in investment banking operations before moving to the UK in her 20s and working in the City for Axa Investment Managers.
She is married to Jeremy and they have three children, all born at the Royal Surrey County Hospital. They lived firstly in Effingham near Guildford and then moved to Ewhurst 10 years ago.
Prior to being elected to represent Guildford in Parliament in December 2019, Angela served as Vice Chairman and Chair of Finance of Cranleigh Parish Council and has also been a School Governor and Chairman of a PTA.
After being elected to Parliament, Angela has served as PPS to Gavin Williamson at the Department for Education, Michael Gove at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and Steve Barclay at the Department of Health and Social Care. She has previously served on the Joint Committee on Human Rights, The Public Accounts Committee and the Education Select Committee.
She is a regular contributor to debates in the House of Commons, asking questions on behalf of constituents in Guildford, Cranleigh and the villages, as well as on women's issues and issues of safety for women and girls. Angela also has an interest in SEND education and was elected vice-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Australia and New Zealand.
Since 2012, she has been an active member of the Ewhurst Players and has worked on award-winning productions, as well as singing to raise funds for local and national charities.