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).
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.
Jesse has been married to Kate since 1992, and they have 3 children.
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Industry and Energy
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State supports the work of the Minister for Climate Change and Industry and the Minister for Energy and Intellectual Property.
- industrial policy (supporting the Minister for Climate Change and Industry)
- professional services
- rail supply chain
- energy policy (supporting the Minister for Energy and Intellectual Property)
- oil and gas, including shale gas