Jesse Norman


Jesse Norman was elected as Conservative MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire on May 7th 2015 with 24844 votes, taking 52.6% of the vote.

Jesse has been married to Kate since 1992, has three children and lives in Hereford City.

Jesse was selected as a parliamentary candidate in December 2006 in an open-primary selection contest.

He is county-wide co-ordinator of the Herefordshire Save Our Post Offices campaign, and set up as a resource to help all those fighting school closures. He is a trustee of the Kindle Centre in South Wye in Hereford City, and of the Friends of St Mary’s in Ross-on-Wye.

Jesse was educated at Oxford University, and has a Masters and PhD from University College London.

He worked for and later ran an educational project giving away medical and other textbooks in Eastern Europe from 1988-1991. In 1991 he went to work at Barclays, mainly on eastern Europe and other emerging markets. He left Barclays in 1997 in order to teach and do research in philosophy at UCL, and later at Birkbeck College.

He has also been a school governor of an inner city comprehensive and has worked for nearly a decade with the Roundhouse arts centre and urban regeneration project .

Jesse has been a Conservative since university. He worked to help Oliver Letwin MP retain his seat in West Dorset during the 2005 General Election, and stood as a Conservative candidate in the 2006 Council elections.

He has acted as a policy adviser to George Osborne MP, then Shadow Chancellor, and to the Shadow Work and Pensions team. In 2007, he took time out to advise Boris Johnson on his successful campaign to become Mayor of London. In June 2015 he was appointed by PM David Cameron Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.

Jesse is a published author of many books and pamphlets, and has written widely in the national press. His books include Compassionate Conservatism and Compassionate Economics.

Constituency: Hereford and South Herefordshire

Constituency Address: Suite 3, Penn House, Hereford, HR4 9AP

Constituency Tel: 01432 276422

Date of Birth: 23 June 1962


Party: Conservative

Personal Website:

Westminster Address: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Westminster Tel: 020 7219 7084


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