The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State will support the work of the Department for Exiting the European Union.
Current role holder: Lord Bridges of Headley MBE
George Bridges was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union on 17 July 2016.
George studied modern history at Exeter College, Oxford and government administration at the University of Pennsylvania.
George was Assistant Political Secretary to the Prime Minister (John Major) from 1994 to 1997. From 2004 to 2005 he was Chairman of the Conservative Research Department, and he was the Party’s Campaign Director from 2006 to 2007.
George served as Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office from May 2015 until July 2016.
Career outside politics
George has worked at The Times and in the commercial broadcasting sector, helping to set up the country’s digital terrestrial television network. He ran Quiller Consultants, a strategic communications consultancy between 2010 and 2013 before becoming senior advisor to Ana Botín, Group Executive Chairman of Banco Santander, until 2015.
George is a Trustee of the Foundation Years Trust and is a Board Director of the Centre for Policy Studies.
George is married with 3 children.