Jeremy Browne

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Jeremy Browne, former Conservative minister and lobbyist
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Jeremy Browne MP is a former minister of state at the British Home Office (2012-13), and at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2010-12).[1]

He left the government in October 2013.[2] He has been the Member of Parliament for Taunton Deane since 2005.

In October 2014 Browne announced he would not run in the 2015 UK general election, stating 'My race is run'.[3]

Since leaving politics, he has worked as an independent consultant, and is an honorary professor at the University of Nottingham. In September 2015, Browne took up the position of senior representative in Europe for the City of London Corporation.[4]

Lobbying career

Before becoming the Liberal Democrat MP for Taunton Deane, Browne worked for financial consultancy Dewe Rogerson, for Edelman Communications Worldwide and for ReputationInc, specialising in corporate reputation management.

Political career

  • Shadow Minister for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) 2005 to 2007
  • Shadow Minister for Home Affairs 2007
  • Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury 2007 to 2010
  • Minister of State at the FCO May 2010 to September 2012
  • Minister of State for Crime Prevention at the Home Office (September 2012-October 2013)

Life after politics

In June 2015 Browne took up the role as an independent consultant to business and other organisations on internationalisation, and as honorary professor with the University of Nottingham. Thee were approved by the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments on the conditions that 'he should not draw on any privileged information available to him as a Minister'; 'for two years from his last day in ministerial office, he should not become personally involved in lobbying the UK Government on behalf of his clients or those he advises, whether as an independent consultant or otherwise'; and 'once he has received approval to set up as an independent consultant, for two years from his last day in ministerial office he must seek confirmation from the Committee directly that each individual commission is permissible under the terms of his consultancy before taking it up. If, after enquiry, the Committee takes the view that a commission is, or may be, outside the terms of the consultancy he will be expected to submit a fresh application'.[5]

In September 2015, Browne was appointed senior representative in Europe for the City of London Corporation.[6] He was allowed to undertake this role on the basis that, within two years of leaving office 'he should not become personally involved in lobbying UK Government Ministers or Crown Servants, including Special Advisers, on behalf of the City of London Corporation, or the residents or the commercial interests it represents.'[7] c




  • Address: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
  • Telephone: 020 7219 5181
  • Email:


  • Address: Liberal Democrat Office, Masons House, Magdalene Street, Taunton, TA1 1SG
  • Telephone: 01823 337874
  • Fax: 01823 559823

Web & Social media


  1. Full list of new cabinet ministers and other government appointments,, 13 May 2010.
  2. Press proposal for regulation royal charter rejected - Politics live blog,, 8 October 2013.
  3. Steven Swinford Ex-Liberal Democrat Home Office minister Jeremy Browne quits The Telegraph, 15 October 2014, accessed 15 October 2014
  4. Summary of Business Appointments Applications - Jeremy BrowneGov.UK, 15 September 2015, accessed 22 September 2015.
  5. Summary of business appointments applications - Jeremy Browne27 May 2015, accessed 15 June 2015.
  6. Summary of Business Appointments Applications - Jeremey BrowneGov.UK,15 September 2015, accessed 22 September 2015.
  7. Summary of Business Appointments applications - Jeremy BrowneGov.UK 15 September 2015, accessed 22 September 2015.