About Jonathan

Jonathan was born in born 1963 and attended Nottingham High School before studying at Portsmouth, receiving a BA (Hons) degree in politics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts (FRSA).

He began his career working in the House of Commons for former MPs Andrew Stewart and Sir Richard Ottaway, before going on to work in advertising agencies, becoming an account director responsible for a number of accounts.  

He subsequently worked for the Advertising Association (1994-1997) and for the British Road Federation (1997-2001), both in similar head of public relations roles.

In 2002 he was appointed Director of Policy at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK), working there for five years, before being appointed to a cabinet position on Kettering Borough Council in 2007.

He fought the Parliamentary seats of Manchester Gorton (1992) and Gedling (2001) and the 2004 European Elections in the East Midlands for the Conservative Party and was elected to Kettering Borough Council in 2007, representing the ward of Queen Eleanor & Buccleuch, and appointed to the Cabinet of the Council in the same year. He was re-elected to Kettering Borough Council in 2011, again representing the same ward.

In 2012 he moved to UKIP citing disillusionment with David Cameron and the Conservative Party on the EU as well as the general leftward drift of the Conservative Party. He fought the Northamptonshire County Council seat of Ise for UKIP in 2013 and 2017 and for UKIP in the 2014 European Elections, where he was third on the UKIP list.

Following the retirement of Roger Helmer at the end of July 2017, he moved up the list to succeed Helmer as an MEP for the East Midlands on 1 August 2017. 


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