- Jonathan Djanogly
name = Jonathan Djanogly
constituency_MP = Huntingdon
7 June 2001
majority = 12,847 (24.5%)
birth_date = Birth date and age|1965|06|3|df=yes
nationality = British
spouse = Rebecca Jane Silk
party = Conservative
Oxford Brookes University
Jonathan Djanogly was born in
Londonand comes from a family of enormously wealthy textile manufacturers; he was educated at the independent University College School, Hampstead, before attending the Oxford Polytechnic where he was awarded a Bachelor of Artsin lawand politicsin 1987. He took his law finals at The College of Law, Guildfordin 1988. Whilst in Oxford, in 1986, he was elected as the chairman of the polytechnic's Conservative Association. He joined S. J. Berwin & Co, Londonin 1988 as a trainee solicitor, and was admitted as a solicitor in 1990, and has been a corporate financepartner since 1998. He was elected as a councillor in the City of Westminsterin 1994 and served until his election to parliament.
He unsuccessfully contested the parliamentary seat of Oxford East at the 1997 General Election where he was defeated by the sitting Labour MP Andrew Smith by 16,665 votes. He was elected at the 2001 General Election for the very safe seat of Huntingdon, following the retirement of the sitting MP and former
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom John Major. Jonathan Djanogly held the seat comfortably with a majority of 12,792 and has remained an MP since. He made his maiden speechon July 2, 2001.
He served on the Trade and Industry Select Committee from 2001, and was promoted to the frontbench by
Michael Howardas an opposition spokesman on Home Affairs in 2004, and has been the "Shadow" Solicitor General since May 2004.
He has been married to Rebecca Jane Silk since 1991 and they live in his
Cambridgeshireconstituency with their son and daughter. He has worked in Europe, South Africaand the United States of America. His father is Sir Harry Djanogly, a multi-millionaire philanthropistwho endowed the Sir Harry and Lady Djanogly Learning Resource Centreat the University of Nottingham.
* [http://www.jonathandjanogly.com Jonathan Djanogly] official site
* [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/person/0,9290,-5954,00.html Guardian Unlimited Politics - Ask Aristotle: Jonathan Djanogly MP]
* [http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/jonathan_djanogly/huntingdon TheyWorkForYou.com - Jonathan Djanogly MP]
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