In 2010 John was elected Conservative MP for Carlisle with a majority of 853. He was the first Conservative to be elected as MP for Carlisle since 1959. In 2015 he was re-elected with an increased majority of 2774.
John organises and hosts an annual Carlisle Skills Fair. The event is a huge success attracting over 2500 jobseekers and young people and 80 businesses, organisations and training providers from the Carlisle constituency.
He has a keen interest in business, education and local government reform and was a member of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee during the last Parliament.
More information can be found on his website www.johnstevensonmp.co.uk