Flick has been the Member of Parliament for Meon Valley - a place she calls home - since December 2019. From 2015 to 2017 she was MP for nearby Portsmouth South. Flick will be standing for the new Winchester seat at the next election as the Meon Valley constituency disappears and Steve Brine is stepping down. The new Winchester seat will have 26% of Meon Valley constituents.
Flick first started in politics as a city councillor for St Bartholomew Ward in Winchester before she went to America in 1999-2004 where she saw the horror of 9/11 World Trade Centre terrorist attack. Three of her 4 children were born in Winchester hospital. Flick was Chair of the Winchester NCT for 3 years as well as being a member of the Winchester and District Community Health Council for 8 years where she chaired the Acute Group.
Flick has a wide range of experience in public service and in the voluntary sector. Recently, she was the Chair of the SE Region of the Veterans Advisory and Pension Committee, a Board member of the National Citizens Service (NCS) and Voluntary Director of the Conservative Policy Forum. She resigned from all these appointments when she was elected again to Parliament.
Flick has been a school governor (including chair of governors) at Milton Park Primary School in Portsmouth as well as a board member of the Salterns Academy Trust. She is passionate about education and worked as a lay Ofsted school inspector in the 1990’s. After leaving university where she read South-East Asian Studies, she worked as an insurance broker, and was a member of the TA Intelligence Corps. She has a Masters degree from Southampton University in Global Politics and International Relations.
In Parliament, Flick is an active member of the Education Select Committee and the Public Accounts Committee. She also chairs many All Party Parliamentary Groups covering her interests such as Yemen, Education, Women and Work and, importantly for our area, Wines GB. She has been involved in the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme over many years looking at every branch of the armed forces and attended the Royal College of Defence Studies 2020-2021.
Her main interests in Westminster are Education, Defence and Foreign affairs, especially the Middle East as she was born in Aden in Yemen
Flick married her husband Hereward in Bishops Waltham in 1987 and they have 4 grown up children and 3 grandchildren.
She does not claim any personal expenses in her role as an MP such as travel to Westminster or for accommodation in London.
Hampshire is an incredibly special place where community is valued and nurtured which is why our home has been here for the last 37 years.
My husband was born and brought up in Petersfield, we got married in Bishop's Waltham and my parents moved to the Meon Valley in 1986 following a lifetime of serving the country abroad in the British Army and Foreign Office. My father is buried in Meonstoke Church and my mother still lives in the village.
It is an honour to be the MP for such a wonderful place – a place I call home. Before I was elected, I pledged to a visible MP committed holding frequent surgeries around the constituency, listening to your views and helping you with your problems and this work is now happening.
An ambition is to visit every pub, library, community centre and as many businesses as I can in the coming years, so please do get in touch if you would like me to call in.
Contact or meet Flick
Flick is happy to meet people either in the constituency or in Parliament. Contact her office if you want to make an appointment to attend one of her surgeries or see her in Westminster. She will be holding drop in clinics and pub/community events to meet her over the next few months although following the outbreak of coronavirus, Flick is mindful that we need to be more careful about meetings and will be updating what she is doing on her website and social media.