John Glen


John Glen was elected as Conservative MP for Salisbury on May 6th 2010 with a majority of 5,966.

John was born in Bath in 1974 and was brought up in rural North Wiltshire.

John attended King Edward’s School, Bath where he was Head Boy. He then won a place at Oxford University where he read Modern History and was elected President of his College Student Union.

John is married to Emma and he has two step children.

After campaigning in Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland for Michael (now Lord) Bates in the 1997 General Election John joined the Strategy practice of a large management consultancy firm. He worked on projects at Glaxo Wellcome, BP and the Post Office.

After three years in consulting John worked for an 8 month spell for William Hague MP’s team (then Leader of the Conservative Party). John helped prepare William for Prime Minister’s Question Time and briefed the Shadow Cabinet for media appearances in his role as Head of the Political Section of the Conservative Research Department.

Following this secondment and standing for Parliament himself in Plymouth Devonport at the 2001 General Election John took an MBA at Cambridge University and worked in the oil and gas industries in the UK and in the US for the next few years.

In early 2004 John returned to the Conservative Party to work as Deputy Director of the Conservative Research Department. He then became Director of the Department and set up the secretariat for the Policy Review that was established after David Cameron became Leader. John was appointed to the Board of the Centre for Policy Studies by Lord Saatchi in 2009 and retains an active interest in policy development.

John returned to business in 2006, working in a new role, managing his firm’s relationship with the World Economic Forum.

John became a Magistrate (JP) at Horseferry Road, Westminster in 2006. He has worked as a mentor to students at City University; he has been a Trustee of a National Youth Charity and a Governor of an inner city comprehensive school.

Constituency: Salisbury

Constituency Address: Morrison Hall, 12 Brown Street, Salisbury SP1 1HE

Constituency Tel: 01722 323050

Date of Birth: 01/04/1974


Party: Conservative

Personal Website:

Westminster Address: John Glen MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Twitter: @JohnGlenMP