About Damien

Damien Moore was born in Cumbria, and spent most his childhood there. He moved to Preston in 2002 where he studied for a bachelors in history at the University of Central Lancashire.

He spent the majority of his career in the retail sector and was a retail manager for supermarket chain ASDA before becoming an MP.

In May 2012 Damien was elected as a Preston City Councillor, representing Greyfriars ward and was re-elected in May 2016. During his first term as a councillor he served as Preston Conservative Association chair as well as Lancashire area chair. In 2015, he was appointed as Conservative Deputy Leader on Preston City Council.

Damien was first selected as the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Southport for the 2015 general election. He came second to Liberal Democrat John Pugh who had been MP in the seat since 2001. Despite his loss, Damien managed to significantly reduce the Liberal Democrat vote share (from 49.6 per cent in 2010 to 31 per cent in 2015).

Damien was soon back out on the campaign trail following the announcement of the unscheduled 2017 general election and, despite a disappointing election result for the Conservative party, Damien took the seat of Southport with a comfortable majority of 2,914 votes.

Since being elected to Parliament Damien has been elected onto the Science & Technology Committee and the Petitions Committee – and is also involved in many All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs). He is Chair of the APPGs for Tunisia and Blockchain.