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

Very interesting indeed. We need more philosophers involved in the economics debate.

It's a pleasure to accept this @TolleyTax award for Outstanding Contribution to Taxation 19/20 on behalf of HMRC. We're working hard to continue to deliver for our customers, and provide financial support for those affected by the #coronavirus outbreak #TaxAwards2020

@Jesse_Norman Thanks for helping lay the groundwork!

Yay! Crucial next steps for the U.K. to become a high-cycling and walking, greener and healthier country.

What is happening here? #Chocolate #magic #maths..

Deferred gratification for #chocoholics? But not one for pupils studying at home.

Credit where credit is due. @HMRCgovuk's Job Retention Scheme worked brilliantly for us - easy to apply last week and funds were transferred into our account today. Great support for charities. @RishiSunak #CJRS

And the winner is.....! The quality of entries was amazing, we were really impressed at your creativity! 😊 But there could only be one winner and it was Gareth Evans, with this brilliant #Herefordshire apple design 🍎 See it on a T-Shirt near you soon! Well done Gareth 🙌🏼

We've now had applications for more than 2million people through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

That's two million people who, if they hadn’t been furloughed, would have been at risk of losing their job.

Deadline for April payroll is today:

Great work by @HMRCgovuk to get #CJRS up and running in such a short time, and have the systems ready for so much public interest. **BUT NB deadline of April 22 to receive the funds by the end of this month.**

Exactly one month ago today I announced the unprecedented decision to step in and help pay people’s wages.

We promised support would be available by the end of April – today, we deliver our promise.

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is now live:

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: The online service is now open for you to make a claim. The service is designed to be simple to use. Apply by 22 April to receive money before the end of the month. To access the service visit ⬇️

“The furlough scheme has been a godsend.”
Hear from @JamesTCobbler on how the #Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has helped support his business.
Apply for a grant to cover the wages of your furloughed staff now:

In many ways, this should be entirely obvious, but we now have strong evidence that social distancing results in decreased #COVID19 transmission rates. 1/7

It is hard to find the words to express my debt to the NHS for saving my life.

The efforts of millions of people across this country to stay home are worth it. Together we will overcome this challenge, as we have overcome so many challenges in the past. #StayHomeSaveLives

We're doing everything we can, as quickly as we can, to protect your economic security.

Go to for more details on the support available to help businesses and protect jobs.

PM has been moved from intensive care back to the ward at St Thomas’ hospital

Since the start of April, a new process has been in place at the border so that medical supplies can be sent to the #NHS faster. Border Force is working closely with suppliers, the NHS and HMRC to prioritise checks on these critical shipments.

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1/ One of our greatest strengths as a country is our civil society. The local charities who provide so much compassion, care and community to the most vulnerable in our country. You have not been forgotten.

Today I am announcing £750m of funding for the charity sector. 👇

“There are nearly 170,000 charities in this country” says Chancellor Rishi Sunak, “some charities are on the front line of fighting the coronavirus”

The government unveils £750m in funding for UK charities