Jesse Norman

Jesse Norman


Jesse Norman was educated at Oxford University (BA) and at University College London (MPhil, PhD).  Among other things he has run an educational project in Communist Eastern Europe, been a director at Barclays, and taught philosophy at UCL and Birkbeck College.  His books and pamphlets include The Achievement of Michael Oakeshott (ed.),After EuclidCompassionate Conservatism and The Big Society.

He writes and blogs prolifically in the national press.

In 2010 Jesse was elected as the MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire, and as a member of the Treasury Select Committee.

In 2012 he was chosen as Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year, and as Backbencher of the Year.  In 2013 he became a member of the Policy Board at 10 Downing Street.

His biography on Edmund Burke was published by HarperCollins in May 2013, and has been widely acclaimed.

Jesse Norman @Jesse_Norman

Bit ridiculous for the PM's allies to say to Tory MPs that "they should stick with the man who won them their seats" when most of them hardly even know Jeremy Corbyn

UK press pre-obits on #BorisJohnson keep saying his singular triumph in office was the 🦠 vaccine development. No! Credit goes to @katebingham2. It was this woman’s tireless work, her expertise, her dedication that Johnson used to bolster his sliding reputation. @Jesse_Norman

It's been an honour to work on the vital Levelling Up agenda, with a team of brilliant and dedicated officials...

Even more so to work for for an absolutely phenomenal Secretary of State in Michael Gove, and for a PM who has got many things right.

But we can't go on like this.

50walks@50 - Woolhope Dome Walk. This new 7 mile walk through the landscape of the Woolhope Dome is a must for nature lovers as it takes in 5 Herefordshire Wildlife Trust nature reserves. Download Walk 32 here: 📷Paul Lloyd @Jesse_Norman

Photos of Howlin’ Wolf over the years show him with these #guitars: @Fender Coronado II Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar, Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar, Kay Thin Twin K-161 Kay Archtop, Guild G-212 12-string and a Harmony Sovereign flat-top. Here’s Wolf and his Coronado.

One senior figure on the '22 tells me that they now favour a delegation going to tell Boris Johnson that it is over, and that they'll change the rules if he won't resign

Exactly a month ago: “All these things are at odds with a decent, proper conservatism:  with effective teamwork, careful reform, a sense of integrity, respect for the rule of law and a long-term focus on the public good.”

The public rightly expect government to be conducted properly, competently and seriously.

I recognise this may be my last ministerial job, but I believe these standards are worth fighting for and that is why I am resigning.

My letter to the Prime Minister below.

Only a few spaces remain to join @jamesosh, @Jesse_Norman, & @JYDenham for this discussion of how to cultivate a sense of community, underpinned by civic minded institutions, enabling all to flourish.

Full details and the webinar link can be found below.

Very good to have a chance at last to talk through River #Wye pollution in detail constructively face to face with @JamesBevanEA of the @EnvAgency today. Now we just need @NaturalEngland @DefraGovUK and @NatResWales to come on board properly…

The Queen’s Baton Relay is on the way to #Hereford! The procession leaves the Cathedral at 2:45 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♂️🏆🕺#queensbatonrelay #commonwealthgames2022

Great to have got my hard copy of A Philosophers’ Manifesto, edited by @JulianBaggini @CambridgeUP, w/ chapters from @myishacherry, @fergusgreen & @IngridRobeyns, @simonjduffy & @JoWolffBSG, @catherinerowett, @lea_ypi, @DianeCoyle1859, @Jesse_Norman, Debra Satz, me, & many more.

Tynan on Brook’s Hamlet in Moscow, “At that instant my heart was with him in his cage, beside his vodka, his cigarettes and his ukulele, and it remained there till the curtain fell. The mind acknowledged the impact of the staggeringly clever production.” In 1955! RIP #PeterBrook

An astonishing landmark: the publication of Reports from the Notebooks of Edward Coke, arguably the greatest of English jurists. Brilliantly transliterated and translated from unreadable mss. by Sir John Baker for @SeldenSociety. 1000 pp, 2 vols. Utterly magnificent. Thank you!

Fantastic piece of anti-#sludge legislation from Germany. Companies must now offer 2 click cancellation for subscriptions, making them as easy to cancel as they are to take out. 👏

@dilipsoman @R_Thaler @rorysutherland @s_tatam @rich_chataway @rshotton @Gerald_Ashley

39 years at or near the top of Dundee vanning + I still feel the Sunday butterflies as I defrost the meat of mixed origin with a “two speed” hairdryer. The day I don’t feel the butterflies is the day I walk. Born to Burger. Always outnumbered, never outbunned. We continue to fry