Jack was born in Southmead Hospital in August 1969, and has lived and worked in Bristol and the South West area all his life.
On leaving school, Jack worked in his family's ice cream and catering business locally for over ten years. After leaving his family business in 1997 Jack then worked in the financial services and residential property sectors, as a consultant and manager.
Jack joined the Conservative Party in 1987 aged 18. Jack served on Bristol City Council for eight years between May 1999 and May 2007 for the Stockwood Ward.
Jack's other interests include Military and Political History. He is a member of the Churchill Centre and the General George Patton Jnr Historical Society, and has had an article published on General Patton whom he regards as a personal hero.
Jack is an Army veteran and was a gunner with 266 Commando Battery based in Whiteladies Road. He served with 29 Commando RA as a mobilized reservist for a year. Jack was deployed to Helmand Province in Afghanistan on Operation Herrick 9 in the Autumn/Winter of 2008-9. After being demobbed from regular service in April 2009 Jack worked in the Private Security world until the General Election.
Jack regularly runs the Bristol Half Marathon, running on behalf of several charities over the years including Barnardos, the Julian Trust, The Army Benevolent Fund and the Frenchay after burns unit club. Last year he ran the London Marathon and raised several thousand pounds for Action for Children. Whilst in Afghanistan, Jack ran the Camp Bastion Half Marathon for Help the Heroes on New Year’s Day 2009.
Jack was the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Bristol East in 2001, and also stood for the South West Region which includes Gibraltar at the European Parliament elections in 2004.
Jack serves on the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and the Defence Select Committee. He also specialises in Defence, Security and Aviation, and is a member of the Royal United Services Institute.
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