Oliver Colvile was first elected to the South West constituency of Plymouth Sutton & Devonport since 2010. Following his re-election in 2015, he was appointed as the Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Ministers of State at the Ministry of Defence. In July 2016, Oliver was appointed as PPS to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
He was first selected for the then-Plymouth Sutton seat in 2000, and fought the seat in at the 2001 and 2005 elections before being elected in 2010.
In the 1980s and early 90s, Oliver was the Conservative Party’s Election Agent in the London Borough of Merton, where he successfully ran the Parliamentary elections for Dame Angela Rumbold.
After leaving the professional staff of the Conservative Party, he set up his own communications business, giving advice to local developers on community cohesion and planning issues.
In Parliament, Oliver is the Chairman of the APPG for South West Rail, as well we the APPG for the Built Environment and has led the calls for consumer rights by campaigning for the Government to set up a New Homes Ombudsman to protect homebuyers.
Outside of Parliament, Oliver is a member of the MCC and is also the Vice-President of Plymouth Albion RFC. He lives in Stonehouse in Plymouth.