James Cleverly

Rt. Hon. James Cleverly

UK Minister of State for Middle East and North Africa

James Spencer Cleverly (born 4 September 1969) is a British Conservative politician who served as Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party alongside Ben Elliot from 2019 to 2020. He has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Braintree since 2015. He was previously Member of the London Assembly for Bexley and Bromley from 2008 to 2016.

Cleverly advocated a Brexit vote in the 2016 EU membership referendum. In the second May ministry, he served as Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party from 2018 to 2019 and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union from April to July 2019, following the resignation of Chris Heaton-Harris.

As of 2020 he is the Minister of State for Middle East and North Africa.