Jacob was born in May 1969 and brought up in Somerset at Ston Easton and Hinton Blewett. He now lives in the village of West Harptree with his wife Helena and their three young children. As MP for the constituency of North East Somerset, Jacob spends time in both Westminster and North East Somerset, where almost every weekend he holds surgeries to meet his constituents and discuss their concerns. Jacob was elected MP for North East Somerset in May 2010, with a majority of 4,914. Being elected fulfilled his ambition to represent the Somerset parliamentary seat in which his family has lived for generations. In Parliament, Jacob sits on the Procedure Committee which considers the practice and procedure of the House in the conduct of business, and the European Scrutiny Committee which assesses the legal and political importance of each EU document, deciding which is debated in the House. After Eton Jacob read History at Trinity College, Oxford, before moving into finance in Hong Kong before moving back to London. He now runs his own company, Somerset Capital Management, which specialises in investment management for pension funds and charitable organisations. Jacob’s interests are very much family oriented. Apart from an extended family living locally in Somerset, his four young children certainly keep him on his toes! In what little spare time he has left, Jacob also enjoys watching cricket; he has supported Somerset County Cricket since he was a child and enjoys few things more than a day at Taunton.