Ministerial role

Vice Chamberlain of HM Household (Government Whip)

Current role holder: Marcus Jones MP

Responsibilities

Current role holder

Marcus Jones MP

Marcus Jones was appointed Vice Chamberlain of HM Household (Government Whip) on 13 February 2020.

Marcus Jones was previously Assistant Government Whip from 29 July 2019 to 13 February 2020 and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Local Government) from May 2015 to January 2018.

Education

Marcus attended St Thomas More School, Nuneaton, followed by King Edward VI College.

Political career

He has previously served as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. He was elected Conservative MP for Nuneaton in May 2010.

Career outside politics

Prior to his election to parliament, Marcus was a councillor on Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, serving as leader of the Conservative Group from 2006 to 2009 and leader of the council. He stood down as council leader in 2009.

Personal life

Marcus is married to Suzanne and they have a son, Oliver, and daughter, Martha.

He has a number of hobbies including football and has played for a number of local Sunday league teams in the Nuneaton and district league. He is a supporter of Coventry City FC and enjoys angling on the rare occasion when he has spare time.

More about this person

Previous holders of this role

  1. Stuart Andrew MP

    2019 to 2020

  2. Craig Whittaker MP

    2019 to 2019

  3. Andrew Stephenson MP

    2018 to 2019

  4. The Rt Hon Mark Spencer MP

    2018 to 2018

  5. Chris Heaton-Harris MP

    2017 to 2018