Jeremy Browne, elected Liberal Democrat MP for Taunton in 2005, is a Foreign Office Minister.
The son of a diplomat, Jeremy Browne lived in many different countries as child, including Iran, Zimbabwe and Belgium. He studied politics at Nottingham University where he was elected president of the students' union and spent a year as editor of the award winning student newspaper.
Outside politics Jeremy has experience working for the financial consultancy Dewe Rogerson, for Edelman Communications Worldwide and for ReputationInc, specialising in corporate reputation management.
His first work with the Liberal Democrats was as personal assistant to Alan Beith MP in 1993. Jeremy was the Liberal Democrat candidate in Enfield Southgate in 1997, and then worked closely with party leaders Paddy Ashdown and Charles Kennedy as the Liberal Democrats' national Director of Press and Broadcasting.
Selected as candidate for Taunton, he regained the seat from the Conservatives for the Liberal Democrats in May 2005 with a majority of 573. Following his election, Jeremy was appointed a spokesman on Foreign Affairs by Charles Kennedy and continued in that role under the leadership of Sir Menzies Campbell. Nick Clegg appointed him as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
Jeremy lives in the middle of Taunton and he takes a hands-on approach to constituency affairs. He has visited all the secondary schools and most of the primary schools in the area, worked on a farm, in a supermarket and as a postman, and has gone on patrol with the local police.
He takes a special interest in education and is a Governor at Ladymead Community School in north Taunton. Jeremy enjoys travel, adventurous holidays, and is a passionate sports fan, particularly following football (Queens Park Rangers), rugby and cricket. He enjoys eating out and going for long winter walks on Cornish beaches to unwind.
Following the formation of the Coalition Government Jeremy was appointed Minister of State at the Foreign Office.
In September 2012, Jeremy was appointed Minister of State at the Home Office
Dewe Rogerson (financial consultancy); Edelman Communications Worldwide; ReputationInc (corporate reputation management).
2010 - 2012 Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office;
December 2007 - Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
2007- Shadow Home Affairs spokesperson,
2006-07 Shadow Foreign & Commonwealth Office spokesperson,
2005-6 Foreign Affairs Spokesperson,
2005- Home Office Select Committee,
1997 Enfield Southgate
Member of the advisory board of the think-tank Reform.
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