James Cleverly

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Person.png James Cleverly  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Born4 September 1969
Alma materThames Valley University

Employment.png Chairman of the Conservative Party Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
24 July 2019 - 11 February 2020
Appointed byBoris Johnson
Serving with Ben Elliot

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Braintree

In office
7 May 2015 - Present

James Spencer Cleverly is a British politician and Territorial Army officer serving as Minister of State for Europe and North America since 2022. A member of the Conservative Party, he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Braintree in Essex since 2015.[1] James Cleverly also served as co-Chairman of the Conservative Party alongside Ben Elliot from 2019 to 2020 and the Member of the London Assembly (AM) for Bexley and Bromley from 2008 to 2016.

James Cleverly advocated a Brexit vote in the 2016 EU Referendum. In the second May ministry, he served as Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party from 2018 to 2019 and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union from April to July 2019, following the resignation of Chris Heaton-Harris. After Boris Johnson was appointed Prime Minister in July 2019, Cleverly was promoted to the Cabinet as Minister without Portfolio. He served as co-Chairman of the Conservative Party alongside Ben Elliot from 2019 to 2020. Cleverly was demoted from the Cabinet in the February 2020 reshuffle; he was subsequently appointed Minister of State for Middle East and North Africa. He became Minister of State for Middle East, North Africa and North America in December 2021, before being appointed Minister of State for Europe and North America in February 2022.[2]



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