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North East Somerset (House of Commons)
Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP (Conservative)
Surgery: September 2012
4pm Keynsham Baptist Church Hall
2.30pm Bathampton Village Hall
3pm Midsomer Norton Town Hall
11am Bishop Sutton Village Hall
3pm Paulton Village Hall
3pm Saltford Hall
4pm Radstock Methodist Church Hall
Surgery Tel: 0117 987 2313
MP Since - 2010 Majority - 4,914 Born - 1969, Married (Helena), 3 children.
Education - Eton College, Trinity College, Oxford University (History)
Previous Occupation - Worked for J. Rothschild (1991) (Investment Management). Director of Lloyd George Management for 10 years. Has managed British and overseas Pension Funds. Spent three years working in Hong Kong (Mid 1990s). Has his own company, Somerset Capital Management.
Personal Overview - A devoted Conservative he represents the Party's privileged wing coming from an Eton and Oxford background which harks back to former Parliamentary times. He is a local Somerset man brought up in Ston Easton and Hinton Blewett. Sometimes viewed by his detractors as something of a comedy figure - he has been quoted in the Mail on Sunday saying 'I do wish you wouldn't keep going on about my nanny. If I had a valet you'd think it was perfectly normal.' He is a firm opponent of socially engineering Conservative Parliamentary candidates preferring instead a purely merit based approach - 'when you go to an MP you want somebody who will write an articulate letter. . .to get your problem sorted out.' He courted controversy in the run-up to the 2010 General Election through his campaign literature, he offered an apology to Trevor Kavanagh, Political Editor of The Sun, following the plagiarism of one of his articles by an election aide. Proud to be posh he is, along with William Hague, allegedly the inspiration for Harry Enfield's comedy creation Tory Boy. He has political experience having stood for parliament on several previous occasions and has also worked on a US presidential campaign as well as with the Thatcherite Centre for Policy Studies in the UK.
Political History - Parliamentary Candidate, Central Fife (1997), The Wrekin (2001), Member for Somerset North East (2010-). Member of the European Scrutiny Select Committee (2010-). Member of the Procedure Select Committee (2010-).
Characteristics - The son of a life peer, William Rees-Mogg, the former Editor of The Times and his sister is Annunziata Rees-Mogg. A former Director of the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth he was ordered to resign by Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor in February 2008 over concerns about its operational adherence to Catholic doctrine on abortions, contraception and sex-change operations. Has been Chairman of the Cities of London and Westminster Association. Former Primary School Governor. Supports Somerset County Cricket.
Business Tel: 020 7219 3000
Interests: Business & Finance,Pensions,Health,Pension Fund Management
- European Scrutiny Committee (Member)
- Procedure Committee (Member)
- Constitution, Parliament and Citizenship Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Governance Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Economics, Money and Banking (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Foreign Affairs (Secretary)
- UK-Singapore Group (Member)
South West (European Parliament)
Earl William of Dartmouth MEP (UK Independence)
MEP Since - 2009 Born - 23/09/49. 10th Earl of Dartmouth.
Education - Eton. Christchurch College, Oxford. Harvard Business School.
Previous Occupation - Chartered Accountant, working in the United Arab Emirates (1975-77). Worked in the US for 6 years before returning to work in the UK in 1983 in finance, property and communications. Director, Hanson Transport. Chairman and Founder of Kirklees Cable.
Personal Overview - Former Conservative Peer who defected to the UK Independence party successfully gained election to the European Parliament at the 2009 elections. From a background in accountancy, he has worked in several countries, including the United Arab Emirates and US. A former Hereditary Peer, he lost his seat in the House of Lords in November 1999 in the Lords reforms of that year. Having reinvented himself as a UK Independence member he has the opportunity to use his accountancy skills to highlight any financial issues within the EU.
Political History - General Election candidate (Conservative) for Leigh (February 1974), Stockport South (October 1974). Succeeded his father to became a member of the House of Lords (1997-99). European Parliament candidate (1999). Joined the UK Independence Party (2007). Current prospective parliamentary candidate for Exeter. MEP South West Region (2009-). Member of the Committee on International Trade (2009-). Substitute member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.
Other Information - At Oxford he was elected Secretary of the Oxford Union.
Intergroups - N/a.
Business Tel: 32(0)2 28 49735
Interests: Business & Finance
- Foreign Affairs (Substitute)
- International Trade (Member)
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