Jonathan Gullis

Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent North



Jonathan Gullis was one of several Conservatives to break through Labour’s “Red Wall” in 2019. He is the first Conservative to win in the seat since its creation in 1950. Gullis was a school teacher, most recently as a head teacher in Birmingham, before becoming an MP. He is a member of the Conservative Education Society and is a former NASUWT union representative. His stated priorities include providing a “world class education” for children in the UK, building more homes in his constituency and championing NHS services. Gullis is a member of the European Research Group and supports Freer, an initiative run by the neoliberal Institute of Economic Affairs. In 2020, he joined the Education Committee and the Petitions Committee. That year, he introduced a Ten Minute Rule Bill to introduce custodial sentences of up to 14 years for those who desecrate war memorials. As part of a local mental health initiative in 2020, Gullis revealed he has suffered with depression, suicidal thoughts and self harm. Gullis quit Twitter after receiving abusive backlash triggered by his tweets complaining of the media’s “sick obsession” with coronavirus death tolls and inter-country comparisons.

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Official parliamentary photograph taken by Chris McAndrew, 2017, licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0