- James Cleverly
name = James Cleverly AM
constituency_AM = Bexley and Bromley
assembly = London
4 May 2008
majority = 75,237
4 September 1969
nationality = British
spouse = Susannah Janet Temple Cleverly (Née Sparks)
party = Conservative Party
Thames Valley University
James Spencer Cleverly (born 4th September 1969) is a member of the
Greater London Assembly. He was elected for the Bexley and Bromley constituency in May 2008 as a candidate of the Conservative Party. He won by a majority of 75,237, by far the largest margin in any of the fourteen constituencies.
James Cleverly was born in
Lewisham Hospital, his father is British and his mother from Sierra Leone. He attended Riverston Schooland Colfe's School, both in Lee, South East London and after a short time in the Army gained a degree at Thames Valley University.
Before being elected he worked in the magazine and web publishing industry, he is the author of a long standing and well known
blog. He is a Major in the Territorial Army.
He had previously stood unsuccessfully in a number of elections the
London Borough of Lewisham, these included the borough council elections 2002, a borough council by-election in 2003, for the Lewisham Eastseat for the UK Parliamentin the 2005 general election and as the Conservative candidate for directly elected Mayor of Lewishamin 2006.
In March 2007 he was selected as the candidate for the Bexley and Bromley constituency of the London Assembly in a very tightly fought selection contest. The
GLAelection was held on the 1st of May with the count and declaration on the 2nd, he received 105,162 votes (52.6% of the vote) and majority of 75,237.
* [http://www.london.gov.uk/assembly/members/cleverlyj.jsp Biography from the London Assembly]
* [http://jamescleverly.com James Cleverly's blog]
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