Simon Jupp

Member of Parliament for East Devon



Simon Jupp was born in Devon. After leaving school, he became a journalist and worked in local radio for the BBC and ITV in Exeter and Plymouth, his radio career culminating in managing BBC Radio Solent. Jupp transitioned to politics in 2017, becoming head of broadcast at CCHQ. Following this, he started working in the office of Tim Bowles, the first Mayor of the West of England, and later was appointed as a special adviser to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. He described his 2016 referendum vote as being hesitatingly for remain, but would now vote to leave. Subsequently, Jupp has been a supporter of Boris Johnson’s deal. He has been a member of APPGs on the Channel Islands, commercial radio, Mayflower 400 and helped to launch the South Western Railway APPG. In 2020, he joined the Transport Committee and the Consolidation & Bills Committee. During the pandemic, Jupp lobbied the government for support for regional airports (such as Exeter Airport in his constituency), successfully securing an £8m lifeline package.

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