Victoria Atkins

About Victoria

I consider myself lucky to have both northern and southern roots. I was raised in a market town in Lancashire, about the size of Horncastle.   I went to school in Blackpool and could hear the screams from the Pleasure Beach whilst sitting in class!

I was the first member of my family to go to university, reading law at Cambridge University. I wanted to be a criminal barrister, so went to the Capital of Crime - London, where I specialised in prosecuting serious organised crime. 

Paul is a Managing Director of a British food company.   We like to spend what little spare time we have going to concerts, horseriding, walking in the Lincolnshire Wolds, and running around after our son Monty.

Victoria was first elected as MP for Louth & Horncastle in May 2015 with a record majority and is now the parliamentary under-Secretary of State for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability.