Jeremy Quin was first elected as the Member of Parliament for the Horsham constituency in May 2015. He was re-elected in June 2017 and again in December 2019.
He is actively engaged in the constituency at every level. In Westminster he is particularly focused on issues impacting the constituency. He helped convene debates on Southern Rail and on "Fair Funding" in education: drawing on close contact with local schools and personal experience prior to his election as a school governor.
He is a keen supporter of airport expansion at Heathrow rather than Gatwick. He believes that expansion at Heathrow is in the national interest - and prevents having to mitigate the huge strain on local infrastructure that the construction of a new runway at Gatwick would create. While Jeremy supports the jobs and economic benefit that Gatwick brings to our area he continues to represent constituents on issues such as aircraft noise.
Jeremy was selected by the Parliamentary Conservative Party to serve on the Work and Pensions Select Committee. Financial Inclusion is an issue close to his heart; he is a former director of a credit union - providing alternative means of accessing banking services and an ethical alternative to "doorstep lending". Prior to his election in 2015, he was also a regular volunteer in a homeless shelter. From January 2016 through to his appointment to the Government in 2018, Jeremy served as a member of the Financial Inclusion Commission a cross-party body which works to improve financial inclusion and as the Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Credit Unions.
He also takes a close interest in Economic issues. This follows a professional career as a Company Adviser: on leaving University he joined NatWest Securities (which later became part of Deutsche Bank) becoming a Managing Director of his firm in 2001. In 2008-2009 he joined HM Treasury on secondment serving as their Senior Corporate Finance Adviser through the financial crisis.
He was born in Aylesbury and is married to Joanna. They both knew the constituency well before Jeremy was first selected and have enjoyed making their home in Horsham.
The son of a primary school teacher and agricultural merchant (later ordained as a Church of England Vicar) Jeremy attended St Albans School before reading History at Oxford.
Jeremy was appointed by the DWP Select Committee to the joint committee investigating the events surrounding the collapse of BHS. The subsequent report helped deliver a better result for BHS pensioners and prompt the demands for changes to private company governance to protect employees and pensioners.
Jeremy campaigned to "Remain" in the EU Referendum but pledged to honour and implement the decision made by the British people. He accordingly consistently supported attempts to secure BREXIT by means of an agreed withdrawal deal between the U.K. and EU.
Having served as a Parliamentary Private Secretary in DEXEU. Jeremy accepted a role in the Government as a member of the Whips Office in July 2018 and was promoted to be a senior Whip (a Lord Commissioner) in November 2018. The Whips' Office manage parliamentary business and act as a conduit between the Government and Members of Parliament. On forming his new administration in July 2019 the Prime Minister recommended Jeremy to serve as "Comptroller of Her Majesty's Household" (a post in the Royal Household dating back to the 14th century). The post is now a senior role in the Whips Office. As Comptroller, Jeremy also had specific duties on various Royal occasions, such as the State Opening of Parliament.
In December 2019, the Prime Minister promoted Jeremy to be Parliamentary Secretary in the Cabinet Office. At the subsequent Ministerial Reshuffle in February 2020 Jeremy took on the role of Minister of State in the MOD with specific responsibility for Defence Procurement.
The Minister for Defence Procurement is responsible for the Defence Equipment Plan, relations with defence industry and exports, science and technology.
- Delivery of the Equipment Plan
- Nuclear enterprise
- Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) reform
- Defence exports
- Defence science and technology including Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)
- Information computer technology
- The Single Source Regulations Office (SSRO)
- DIO estates and investment
- Environment and sustainability
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Jeremy and the MOD have been providing a range of support to the civil agencies in connection with distribution, patient rescue and PPE amongst others.