“Business and energy secretary Greg Clark has named local growth ministers for all of England in order to reflect the role of local places in the development of the government’s industrial strategy.
All ministers in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have been tasked with building relationships with a number of local enterprise partnerships in England, as well as with the devolved nations.
The department’s ministers – Nick Hurd, Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Jo Johnson, Margot James and Jesse Norman – will be the first point of contact for respective LEPs in England within the department.”
Ours is Jesse Norman:
“Norman was a director of Barclays before leaving the City of London in 1997 to research and teach at University College, London. Prior to that he ran an educational charity in Eastern Europe in the Communist era. Despite his rebellious past Norman was identified by Bruce Anderson, formerly political editor of The Spectator, in January 2013 as a potential future Tory leader.”
and from the Conservative Party website:
“Jesse Norman was elected as MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire in 2010 and 2015. He has been married to Kate since 1992, has three children and lives in Hereford City.
Jesse was selected as a parliamentary candidate in December 2006. Whilst a candidate, he campaigned very actively on key local issues, fighting against the loss of public services and for a stronger voice for Herefordshire in Whitehall and Westminster. His campaigns have been featured in the Hereford Times, Hereford Journal and Ross Gazette.
Among other things, he acts as county-wide co-ordinator of the Herefordshire Save Our Post Offices campaign, and set up Schools First as a resource to help all those fighting school closures. In 2009 he ran a countywide campaign to support local shops, and published the Directory of Small Shops of Herefordshire. He is a trustee of the Kindle community centre in South Wye in Hereford City, where he has helped to set up a new youth theatre; and of the Friends of St Mary’s Church in Ross-on-Wye.
Jesse is a published author of many books and pamphlets, and has written widely in the national press. His book Compassionate Conservatism has been called the “handbook to Cameronism” by the Sunday Times, while the follow-up Compassionate Economics was described as “the most intelligent political tract of 2009, and the best analysis of the credit crunch” in the Daily Telegraph online.”
“Handbook to Cameronism” … to be found in any remaindered book shop. Hhhmmm. Well, on the bright side, it isn’t Hugo Swire.