James Cleverly

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James Cleverly

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Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
Assumed office
4 April 2019
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byChris Heaton-Harris
Deputy Chair 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 – 5 May 2016
Preceded byBob Neill
Succeeded byGareth Bacon
Personal details
James Spencer Cleverly

(1969-09-04) 4 September 1969 (age 49)
Lewisham, London, England
Political partyConservative
Susannah Sparks
(m. 2000)
Children2 sons
Alma materThames Valley University
Military career
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service1989–present
RankLieutenant colonel
Service number538929
UnitRoyal Artillery

James Spencer Cleverly TD, VR, MP (born 4 September 1969) is a British Conservative politician. He is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Braintree[1] since 2015. Cleverly is the Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party from 2018 to 2019.[2]

On 29 May 2019, Cleverly launched his campaign to become the Leader of the Conservative Party in the 2019 election.[3] On 4 June, he withdrew from the race.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Braintree parliamentary constituency - Election 2017". BBC News. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  2. "Party Structure and Organisation". Conservatives.com. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  3. "Tory leadership contest: James Cleverly joins contenders". BBC News. 29 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  4. Allegretti, Aubrey. "James Cleverly pulls out of Tory leadership race". Sky News. Retrieved 4 June 2019.