Member of Parliament for Kenilworth and Southam
Jeremy was born in Taunton, Somerset. His parents were both teachers and he has one brother who is a Commander in the Royal Navy. He was educated at Taunton School, Trinity School in New York City, Exeter University, and the Inns of Court School of Law.
Jeremy was called to the Bar in 1996 and specialised in Criminal Law, both prosecution and defence, and practised in the West Midlands until his election to Parliament. Jeremy has always worked in the West Midlands and has lived in Coventry, Warwick, Rugby and now Shrewley.
Jeremy is married to Yvonne and has a daughter, Stephanie, and a son, Elliott. His interests include travel, especially to the USA, music, James Bond films and playing golf badly.
Jeremy was first elected to Parliament in May 2005 to represent the constituency of Rugby & Kenilworth. Following boundary changes and the abolition of the seat in 2010 he was elected MP for the new Kenilworth and Southam constituency.
In 2007 Jeremy founded the All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia and served as its chair until his appointment to the Government as a Whip in 2010. In Opposition Jeremy served on the Constitutional Affairs Select Committee. In the Government reshuffle in September 2012 he was promoted to the position of Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice with responsibility for the prison service, probation, rehabilitation, the criminal justice system and sentencing. In July 2014 Jeremy was appointed Attorney General and he was re-appointed to this role following the 2015 General Election and subsequently became Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.