Nadine Dorries Bio, Wiki
Nadine Dorries is a British Conservative politician serving as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care since 2019 and has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Mid Bedfordshire since 2005. She is considered to be on the political right of the Conservative Party.
On 10 March 2020, she became the first MP to test positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Nadine Dorries Age
She was born Nadine Vanessa Bargery on 21 May 1957 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. She is currently 62 years old.
Nadine Dorries Career
Dorries began her career as a nurse and later went on to set up her own business, Company Kids, which provided childcare services for working parents. When her business was sold to BUPA in 1998, she went on to work as a director for the healthcare provider. In her early career, she spent a year in Zambia where she headed a community school.
Dorries stood for the 2001 General Election but her political career properly kicked off in 2005 when she was elected in the safe seat of Mid Bedfordshire, where she won with a majority of 11,355. In 2012, she appeared on I’m a Celebrity, alongside Charlie Brooks and Helen Flanagan, but she was the first to be voted off the show.
The same year, she was suspended from the Conservative party after entering the reality TV show, I’m a Celebrity without the party’s permission but was later reinstated.
She was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care on 27th July 2019, where she leads on many policy areas including mental health, women’s health strategy, and suicide and crisis prevention.
Besides politics, she has published several books including The Four Streets, which draws on her own experiences.
Nadine Dorries Ex-Husband (Paul Dorries)
Nadine Dorries was married to Paul Dorries, with whom she had three daughters. The couple separated in 2007 and subsequently divorced.
According to her biography, they met in Liverpool when she was 17 and married in Africa, while she was working in Zambia.
Nadine Dorries Coronavirus
Nadine Dorries has become the first MP to be diagnosed with coronavirus and is now understood to be recovering in isolation. Dorries reportedly started feeling unwell on Friday, March 7th with her symptoms including a dry cough, high temperature, and pain in her chest.
Thanks for so many good wishes. It’s been pretty rubbish but I hope I’m over the worst of it now. More worried about my 84yo mum who is staying with me and began with the cough today. She is being tested tomorrow. Keep safe and keep washing those hands, everyone.
— Nadine Dorries (@NadineDorries) March 10, 2020
The news is likely to concern the Commons, following her busy week of engagements which saw her work in parliament, attend surgery in her constituency and join a Downing Street event hosted by Boris Johnson to celebrate International Women’s Day. Her diagnosis was confirmed on Tuesday, March 10th but it is not yet known how she contracted the virus.
The UK health Minister took to Twitter to tell her well-wishers that having the virus has ‘been pretty rubbish’ but that she is more worried about her elderly mother who stays with her. There are no plans to suspend Parliament, but it is expected other health ministers could be tested for the virus.