Jonathan Hill, Baron Hill of Oareford

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Hill of Oareford
CBE PC
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Leader of the House of Lords
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Incumbent
Assumed office
7 January 2013
Prime Minister David Cameron
Deputy The Lord McNally
The Lord Wallace of Tankerness
Preceded by The Lord Strathclyde
Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Schools
In office
13 May 2010 – 7 January 2013
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Diana Johnson
Succeeded by The Lord Nash
Personal details
Born (1960-07-24) 24 July 1960 (age 53)
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Alexandra Nettlefield
Children 3
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge

Jonathan Hopkin Hill, Baron Hill of Oareford, CBE PC (born 24 July 1960) is a British Conservative politician, Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Early life[edit]

Hill was born on 24 July 1960, and is the son of Rowland Louis Hill and Paddy Marguerite Henwood.

Education[edit]

Trinity College, Cambridge

Hill was educated at Highgate School, an independent school for boys in the Highgate area of North London, followed by Trinity College at the University of Cambridge, where he read History.

Life and career[edit]

Hill worked in the Conservative Research Department in 1985-6, before serving as special advisor to Kenneth Clarke at the Department of Employment, Department of Trade and Industry and Department of Health until 1989. After working for Lowe Bell Communications 1989-91, he worked at the Number 10 Policy Unit 1991-2 and served as political secretary to Prime Minister John Major 1992-4. He was awarded a CBE in the 1995 New Year's Honours.[1]

Subsequently, Hill worked as senior consultant at Bell Pottinger Group 1994-8, before becoming a founding director of Quiller Consultants in the latter year.

On 27 May 2010, he was created a life peer as Baron Hill of Oareford, of Oareford in the County of Somerset,[2] and he was introduced in the House of Lords on the same day, taking up the office of Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools at the Department for Education.[3]

In July 2012, the Sunday Times reported that Lord Hill had attempted, unsuccessfully, to resign as a Minister.[4]

After the resignation of Lord Strathclyde as Leader of the House of Lords, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Leader of the Conservative Party in the House of Lords in January 2013, the Prime Minister, David Cameron, appointed Lord Hill as his successor.[5]

In 1988 Hill married Alexandra Jane Nettelfield, daughter of John Nettelfield MC. They have a son and two daughters.

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Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Strathclyde
Leader of the House of Lords
2013–present
Incumbent
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
2013–present
Party political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Strathclyde
Leader of the Conservative Party in the House of Lords
2013–present
Incumbent