Jacob was born in May 1969 and was brought up in Somerset at Ston Easton and Hinton Blewett. He now lives in the village of West Harptree with his wife Helena and their six young children.
As the Member of Parliament for the constituency of North East Somerset, Jacob spends time in both Westminster and North East Somerset where, almost every weekend, he holds surgeries to meet his constituents and discuss their thoughts and issues.
Jacob was elected as the Member of Parliament for North East Somerset in May 2010 with a majority of 4914, this increased to 12,749 in the 2015 election. He was re-elected in June 2017 with 53% of the vote.
In July 2019, Jacob was appointed Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council. The Leader of the House is responsible for arranging Government business in the House of Commons. The Lord President usually attends and is responsible for presiding over meetings of the Privy Council, presenting business for the monarch's approval. Jacob has previously been a Member of the Exiting the European Union Committee, the Treasury Select Committee, the Procedure Committee and the European Scrutiny Committee.
Jacob read History at Trinity College Oxford, before moving into finance being based in Hong Kong and later moving back to London. He set up his own company in 2007 with a group of Partners, it is called Somerset Capital Management and specialises in investment management in global emerging markets for institutional clients.
Jacob’s interests are very much family orientated. Apart from an extended family living locally in Somerset, his six young children certainly keep him on his toes! In what little spare time he has left, Jacob also enjoys watching cricket. He has supported Somerset County Cricket since he was a child and enjoys few things more than a day at Taunton.
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