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.
Jacob was elected as the Member of Parliament for North East Somerset in 2010 and again in 2015 and 2017. He was re-elected in December 2019 with 50.4% of the vote and a majority of 14,729. Being elected fulfilled his ambition to represent the Somerset parliamentary seat in which his family has lived for generations.
Jacob was educated at Eton before reading History at Trinity College Oxford, he then moved 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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