James Cleverly

James Cleverly

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name = James Cleverly AM
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constituency_AM = Bexley and Bromley
assembly = London
term_start = 4 May 2008
term_end =
majority = 75,237
predecessor = Bob Neill
successor =
birth_date = 4 September 1969
birth_place = Lewisham, London
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nationality = British
spouse = Susannah Janet Temple Cleverly (Née Sparks)
party = Conservative Party
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alma_mater = Thames Valley University
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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 School and 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 East seat for the UK Parliament in the 2005 general election and as the Conservative candidate for directly elected Mayor of Lewisham in 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 GLA election 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.

External links

* [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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