Ministerial role

Parliamentary Secretary

Responsibilities

The Parliamentary Secretary supports the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in ensuring that the government delivers its policy agenda.

The role also supports Cabinet Office business in the House of Lords.

Current role holder: Lord Bridges of Headley

George Bridges was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office on 14 May 2015.

Education

George studied modern history at Exeter College, Oxford and government administration at the University of Pennsylvania.

Political career

George was Assistant Political Secretary to the Prime Minister (John Major) from 1994 to 1997. From 2004 to 2005 he was Chairman of the Conservative Research Department, and he was the Party’s Campaign Director from 2006 to 2007.

Career outside politics

George has worked at The Times and in the commercial broadcasting sector, helping to set up the country’s digital terrestrial television network. He ran Quiller Consultants, a strategic communications consultancy between 2010 and 2013 before becoming senior advisor to Ana Botín, Group Executive Chairman of Banco Santander, until 2015.

George is a Trustee of the Foundation Years Trust and is a Board Director of the Centre for Policy Studies.

Personal Life

George is married with 3 children.

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  1. Transparency and accountability: statement by Lord Bridges

    • Statement to Parliament
  2. Freedom of information: new Commission

    • Statement to Parliament