James Cleverly

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Person.png James Cleverly  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(soldier, politician)
James Cleverly.jpg
Born4 September 1969
Alma materThames Valley University
SpouseSusannah Sparks
Made UK/Home Secretary in 2023

Employment.png UK/Home Secretary

In office
13 November 2023 - Present
Appointed byRishi Sunak
Preceded bySuella Braverman

Employment.png UK/Foreign Secretary Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
6 September 2022 - 13 November 2023
Appointed byLiz Truss,  Rishi Sunak
Preceded byLiz Truss
Succeeded byDavid Cameron

Employment.png UK/Secretary of State for Education

In office
7 July 2022 - 6 September 2022
Appointed byBoris Johnson
Succeeded byKit Malthouse

Employment.png Minister of State for Europe and North America

In office
8 February 2022 - 7 July 2022
Appointed byBoris Johnson

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
Preceded byNick Harvey, John Thurso

James Spencer Cleverly is a British politician and Territorial Army officer who was appointed UK/Home Secretary on 13 November 2023 to succeed Suella Braverman.[1] He was previously UK/Foreign Secretary from September 2022. Earlier he was UK/Education Secretary and Minister of State for Europe and North America. A member of the Conservative Party, James Cleverly has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Braintree in Essex since 2015.[2] James Cleverly was also 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 was 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 was 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.[3]


Events Participated in

Munich Security Conference/202014 February 202016 February 2020Germany
The 56th Munich Security Conference, in 2020, "welcomed an unprecedented number of high-ranking international decision-makers."
Munich Security Conference/202317 February 202319 February 2023Germany
Annual conference of mid-level functionaries from the military-industrial complex - politicians, propagandists and lobbyists. The real decisions are made by deep politicians behind the scenes, elsewhere.
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