Jesse Norman

Member of Parliament for Hereford and South Herefordshire



Jesse Norman is the financial secretary to the Treasury and was first elected as the MP for Hereford and South Hertfordshire in 2010. Born in 1962 to Sir Torquil Norman and Lady Elizabeth Montagu, Norman is the heir to the Norman baronetcy. He attended Eton College and read classics at the university of Oxford. Before entering politics, Norman was a director at Barclays bank and later taught at University College London. Following his election, he joined the Treasury committee and soon after the consolidation bills committee for the duration of the 2010-2015 parliament. Norman went on to serve on the Downing Street policy board but was removed after rebelling against the government to oppose military intervention in Syria. He became the chairman of the culture, media and sport committee in June 2015. He has published several books including Breaking the Habits of a Lifetime, After Euclid and Compassionate Conservatism, and is a trustee of The Roundhouse, the arts venue and charity founded by his father. In 2016, Norman became parliamentary under-secretary at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the following year at the Department for Transport. The following year, he was promoted to minister of state for transport, and in May 2019 became financial secretary to the Treasury. He retained his post under Boris Johnson’s leadership. Norman increased his majority by some 25 per cent in the 2019 general election, with his winning margin now standing at 19,686.

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