As the Conservative MP for Dover & Deal, Charlie works hard for us to get our fair share so we can all be better off. Charlie enjoys chatting to people at community days, speaking up for us in the House of Commons and going to Deal's Pier cafe for a good fry up with the kids.
Locally, Charlie lives on the seafront in Deal. Charlie's father used to live at Bossington, near Aylesham before he passed away. Married with two children, Charlie lived in Sandwich before moving to Deal. Charlie believes in honest expenses - so he pays for his housing, food and furniture. And he pays for this website.
Like Dover's much loved former Conservative MP, the late Peter Rees, Charlie was a tax lawyer before he was elected. This means he knows a lots about our laws (especially that we should have less of them) and a lot about tax (and he thinks we should have less of those too!). Charlie also previously worked in the pharmaceutical research industry and also set up and ran an award winning small business.
A research fellow at the Centre for Policy Studies and expert on tax and pensions, he is most concerned by the impact of high taxes on families - particularly for the least well off - and how Britain could and should achieve its potential as one of the richest and most prosperous countries in the World.
Most of all, Charlie cares about our community, serving our people and the nation. Charlie says his view of public life is summed up by the words of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: "Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from this earth." People who forget about the interests of constituents and what is right for the nation very rapidly lose the public trust.
The aim of this website is to tell more about what Charlie is doing, what the Conservatives stand for and to enable people to have their say and get involved. Please feel free to get in touch with your thoughts and ideas, or if you want Charlie Elphicke to help you out with a problem you have. It's really easy - just email Charlie at firstname.lastname@example.org or see contact details here. You can also comment on just about every page on this website - and please do, as what you think really matters.