James Cleverly

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James Cleverly

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Chairman of the Conservative Party
Assumed office
24 July 2019
Serving with Ben Elliot
LeaderBoris Johnson
Preceded byBrandon Lewis
Minister without Portfolio
Assumed office
24 July 2019
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byBrandon Lewis
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
In office
4 April 2019 – 24 July 2019
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byChris Heaton-Harris
Succeeded byTBD
Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party
In office
8 January 2018 – 4 April 2019
LeaderTheresa May
Preceded byAmanda Sater
Succeeded byHelen Whately
Member of Parliament
for Braintree
Assumed office
8 May 2015
Preceded byBrooks Newmark
Majority18,422 (35.2%)
Leader of the Conservative Party
in the London Assembly
In office
Preceded byRoger Evans
Succeeded byAndrew Boff
Member of the London Assembly
for Bexley and Bromley
In office
4 May 2008[1] – 5 May 2016[1]
Preceded byBob Neill
Succeeded byGareth Bacon
Personal details
James Spencer Cleverly

(1969-09-04) 4 September 1969 (age 50)
Lewisham, London, England
Political partyConservative
Susannah Sparks
(m. 2000)
Children2 sons
Alma materThames Valley University
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Branch/service British Army Reserve
Years of service1989–present
RankBritish Army OF-4.svg Lieutenant Colonel
UnitRoyal Artillery Badge.jpg Royal Artillery

James Spencer Cleverly TD, VR, MP (born 4 September 1969) is a British Conservative politician. In July 2019, he became Minister without Portfolio and Chairman of the Conservative Party for the Boris Johnson ministry. He is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Braintree[2] since 2015. Cleverly was the Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party from 2018 to 2019.[3]

On 29 May 2019, Cleverly launched his campaign to become the Leader of the Conservative Party in the 2019 election.[4] On 4 June, he withdrew from the race.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Former members of the London Assembly". Greater London Authority. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  2. "Braintree parliamentary constituency - Election 2017". BBC News. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  3. "Party Structure and Organisation". Conservatives.com. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  4. "Tory leadership contest: James Cleverly joins contenders". BBC News. 29 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  5. Allegretti, Aubrey. "James Cleverly pulls out of Tory leadership race". Sky News. Retrieved 4 June 2019.