Leo Docherty

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Leo Docherty
Official portrait of Leo Docherty crop 2.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Aldershot
Assumed office
8 June 2017
Preceded by Sir Gerald Howarth
Majority 11,478 (23.4%)
Personal details
Born 1976 (age 41–42)
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Lucy
Children 2
Alma mater SOAS, University of London
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst[1]
Military career
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Years of service 2002-2006
Rank Captain
Service number 555125
Unit Scots Guards
Battles/wars Iraq War
War in Afghanistan

Leo Docherty (born 1976) is a British Conservative politician. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Aldershot since June 2017.[2] He is a graduate of the University of London and The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. From 2001 to 2007 he served in the Scots Guards.[3] After leaving the army he became a local councillor and Director of the Conservative Middle East Council.


Docherty is a former British Army officer who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.[4]

The Financial Times called his selection "the highest-profile tussle over a candidate choice, the party leadership rejected a request from activists in Aldershot to be allowed to consider Daniel Hannan, the prominent Eurosceptic MEP, for the safe Tory seat".[4]

Docherty was Director of the Conservative Middle East Council between 2010 and his election in 2017.[5] He contested the safe Labour seat of Caerphilly in the 2015 general election, coming third.


  • Desert of Death (2007)


  1. ^ https://uk.linkedin.com/in/leo-docherty-02a23066
  2. ^ Aldershot Conservatives (2017-04-29). "Leo Docherty selected as Parliamentary Candidate for Aldershot | Aldershot". Aldershotconservatives.com. Retrieved 2017-06-08. 
  3. ^ "Leo Docherty MP". Aldershot Conservatives. Retrieved 2017-07-31. 
  4. ^ a b "Subscribe to read". Financial Times. Retrieved 2017-06-09. 
  5. ^ "Exclusive: The third candidate shortlisted in Aldershot is Chris Brannigan". Conservative Home. Retrieved 2017-06-08. 

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Offices held[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Gerald Howarth
Member of Parliament for Aldershot