Anthony Coombs (politician)

Anthony Michael Vincent Coombs (born 18 November 1952) is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom and a company director.

Early life

Coombs was educated at Charterhouse School[citation needed] and Worcester College, Oxford.[citation needed]

Political career

Coombs was a Councillor on the Birmingham City Council between 1978–88.[citation needed] He contested Coventry North West in the 1983 General Election, but was defeated by incumbent Labour MP Geoffrey Robinson.

Coombs was MP for Wyre Forest from 1987 until 1997 when he lost the seat to Labour's David Lock. During his time as an MP he was a Parliamentary Private Secretary to David Mellor.[citation needed] He served as an assistant government whip from 1996 to 1997.[citation needed]

Later career

He has been chairman of S&U Plc (a UK consumer and motor finance provider) since July 2008.[1] He has served as a director of a number of companies and charities including the Birmingham Royal Ballet Trust Board.[1] Coombs also serves on the Public Relations Committee of the Consumer Credit Association.[citation needed]


  1. "Anthony Michael Vincent Coombs". Company Check. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  • Times Guide to the House of Commons 1997