Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Industry and Energy

Jesse Norman MP


Jesse Norman was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 18 July 2016. He was elected as the MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire in May 2010.


Jesse studied at Oxford University (BA) and University College London (MPhil, PhD).

Political career

During the 2010 to 2015 Parliament Jesse was a member of the Treasury Select Committee and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Employee Ownership. In June 2015 he was elected Chair of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.

Jesse was awarded Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year and The House Backbencher of the Year in 2012.

Career outside politics

Before entering politics Jesse was a Director at Barclays, researched and taught philosophy at University College London, and ran a charitable project in Communist Eastern Europe.

His books and pamphlets include ‘The Achievement of Michael Oakeshott’, ‘After Euclid’, ‘Compassionate Conservatism’ and ‘The Big Society’. His book ‘Edmund Burke: Politician, Philosopher, Prophet’ was listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Political Book Awards and the George Orwell Prize. He has also written regularly for the national press.

Personal life

Jesse has been married to Kate since 1992, and they have 3 children.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Industry and Energy

Responsibilities include:

  • industrial strategy
  • energy
    • nuclear
    • oil and gas, including shale gas
    • low carbon generation
    • security of supply
    • electricity and gas wholesale markets and networks
    • energy efficiency and heat, including fuel poverty (with the Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry)
    • smart meters and smart systems
    • international energy
    • energy security, including resilience and emergency planning
  • industrial policy
    • aerospace


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  2. £100 million a year boost for energy intensive industries

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  3. Energy Minister officially opens new gas power station

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  4. New low carbon heating for Gateshead unveiled

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  5. New electricity connection to France gets go-ahead

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  6. UK and Norway affirm important energy relationship

    • Press release
  7. Capacity Market confirms guaranteed electricity security for next winter at low cost

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  8. Local skills and jobs in nuclear part of Industrial Strategy

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  9. More people to receive help to stay warm in their homes thanks to new energy reforms

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  10. Jesse Norman chairs marine roundtable

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