James Cleverly Biography
James Cleverly born James Spencer Cleverly TD, VR, MP is a British Conservative politician. Cleverly currently serves as the Member of Parliament for Braintree and Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party. He was the member of the London Assembly for Bexley and Bromley from 2008 to 2016.
He was first elected at the 2015 general election and was re-elected at the 2017 snap election. He advocated a Brexit vote in the 2016 EU membership referendum.
James Cleverly Age
James was born on 4 September 1969, Lewisham, London, United Kingdom. He is 49 years as of 2018.
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James Cleverly Wife
Cleverly married Susannah Janet Temple Sparks in 2000; the couple has two sons, Freddy and Rupert.
James Cleverly Parents
Cleverly was born in Lewisham Hospital, southeast London, to a British father and a mother from Sierra Leone.
James Cleverly Young
He was privately educated at Riverton School and Colfe’s School, both in Lee, London. After a short stint in the British Army which was cut short due to injury, he gained a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management from Thames Valley University. Before being elected he worked in the magazine and web publishing industry.
James Cleverly Military Service
On 6 October 1991, Cleverly was commissioned into the Royal Artillery, Territorial Army, as a second lieutenant on a probation. In January 1993, his commission was confirmed and he was made a substantive second lieutenant. He was promoted to lieutenant on 6 October 1993 and to captain on 26 May 1998, and to major on 1 November 2003. Until 2005, he was Battery Commander of 266 (Para) Battery Royal Artillery (Volunteers). Promoted to lieutenant colonel on 1 March 2015, Cleverly is currently based at Central Volunteers HQ Royal Artillery, in Woolwich, London, and is a Staff Officer in the 1st (UK) Armoured Division.
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In January 2015, Cleverly was selected to be the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Braintree in the 7 May general election, after the sitting Conservative MP, Brooks Newmark. Cleverley was re-elected, with an increased majority (62.8% of the votes cast), as Braintree’s MP on 8 June 2017 at the general election.
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James is a British Conservative politician and currently serves as the Member of Parliament for Braintree and Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party. Cleverly had previously stood unsuccessfully in a number of elections for the London Borough of Lewisham; including the borough council elections of 2002, a borough council by-election in 2003, for the Lewisham East seat for the UK Parliament in the 2005 general election and as the Conservative candidate for the directly elected mayor of Lewisham in 2006. In November 2010, Cleverly was re-selected to be the Conservative candidate for Bexley and Bromley in the 2012 GLA elections, going on to win the seat with 88,482 votes (once again 52.6% of the votes) and a majority of 47,768. Following his election to parliament in 2015, he did not defend his seat at the 2016 assembly election. In January 2015, Cleverly was selected to be the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Braintree in the 7 May general election, after the sitting Conservative MP, Brooks Newmark. stood down following controversy over sexting and the sending of obscene images online. His selection came after the initial selection process was quietly suspended by CCHQ after the local party chose someone, not on the approved candidates’ list and was told to ‘think again’. He was subsequently elected as the constituency’s MP. He advocated a Brexit vote in the 2016 EU membership referendum. Cleverley was re-elected, with an increased majority (62.8% of the votes cast), as Braintree’s MP on 8 June 2017 at the general election
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James Cleverly Andrew Bridgen
A Conservative MP walked off from a live TV broadcast today because he could not bear to speak to an enemy colleague from within his own party.
In further signs of Tory division, hard-line Brexiteer Andrew Bridgen refused to engage with party deputy chair James Cleverly on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire Show.
It came after Wednesday’s announcement that 48 letters of no confidence had been submitted to the 1922 Committee, triggering a leadership ballot in Theresa May.
Anti-EU MP Mr. Bridgen told the presenter how he submitted his letter of no confidence in Mrs. May in July, during the row over her Chequers plan for Brexit.
After Mr. Bridgen had said his piece about Mrs. May “drowning” and the party having the “last chance to save Brexit”, Ms. Derbyshire invited Mr. Cleverly, a pro-May MP, to speak.
Ms. Derbyshire said: “I gather you don’t necessarily want to talk to each other…”
Mr. Cleverly appeared to suggest he would speak to Mr. Bridgen, leading the presenter to ask him: “Are you happy too?” After an agonizingly awkward silence, North West Leicestershire MP Mr. Bridgen stuttered: “I’ll go, that’s fine, thank you.” He then ducked out of the broadcast, refusing to make eye contact with Braintree MP Mr. Cleverly as he made his exit. Ms. Derbyshire’s mischievous first question followed: “How do you regard colleagues like Andrew Bridgen?” Mr. Cleverly insisted: “I’ve known Andrew for many years, I like him a lot.” But he accused him of “jeopardizing Brexit”.
James Cleverly Question Time
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