Victoria Atkins MP

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 - to practice. I specialise in prosecuting serious organised crime.  My husband, Paul, and I escaped city life when we moved to Gloucestershire, to live in a village.  

We are delighted to have now made our home in Louth & Horncastle.  

It is a privilege to represent the decent, law-abiding majority in my work prosecuting hardened criminals.   I have prosecuted international drug trafficking rings, gun-runners and fraudsters who steal £100s million from British taxpayers.   I am one of only 30 advocates in England and Wales appointed to the prestigious Attorney General’s List and the Serious Fraud Office’s List of specialist fraud prosecutors.   I hope to put my experiences in the criminal courts to good use in the political world.     

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

Victoria was elected as MP for Louth & Horncastle in May 2015 with a record majority.