The Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP


Jacob Rees-Mogg was Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from 6 September 2022 to 25 October 2022.

He was previously Minister of State (Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government efficiency) in the Cabinet Office between 8 February 2022 and 6 September 2022.

He was Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons from 24 July 2019 to 8 February 2022.

Jacob read history at Trinity College Oxford before working in finance, initially in Hong Kong and then in London. In 2007 he helped establish Somerset Capital Management, which specialises in investment management in global emerging markets.

In 2010 Jacob was elected the Conservative MP for North East Somerset. From 2010 to 2015 he was a member of the European Scrutiny Committee, the Procedure Committee and the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art. In 2014 he served on the House of Commons Governance Committee.

From 2015 to 2017 he served on the Treasury Committee, the European Scrutiny Committee for a second spell and the Joint Committee on the Palace of Westminster.

From 2017 to 2019 he was a member of the Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union.

Personal life

Jacob is married to Helena and they have 6 children: Peter, Mary, Thomas, Anselm, Alfred and Sixtus. He is an avid cricket fan and has supported Somerset County Cricket Club since he was a child.