Jack Brereton

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Jack Brereton

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Official parliamentary portrait 2017
Member of Parliament
for Stoke-on-Trent South
Assumed office
9 June 2017
Preceded byRob Flello
Majority663 (1.6%)
Personal details
Jack Edgar Brereton

(1991-05-13) 13 May 1991 (age 28)
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Laura Brereton (m. 2016)
Alma materKeele University
University College London

Jack Edgar Brereton (born 13 May 1991)[1] is a British politician, sitting as Conservative Party MP for the Stoke-on-Trent South constituency[2] since the 2017 general election and a councillor on Stoke-on-Trent City Council.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Brereton was born in Stoke-on-Trent on 13 May 1991 and grew up in the area.[4] He attended Ormiston Horizon Academy & then went onto attend Keele University, graduating with a degree in Politics and International Relations in 2012,[5] and further studied at University College London.[6]


Brereton first stood for a seat at the age of 18 on Stoke on Trent City Council on 6 May 2010, where he was defeated in the East Valley ward by the Labour candidate Matt Wilcox. One year later, Brereton stood again for the City Council and successfully retained the Baddeley, Milton and Norton ward for the Conservative Party.[7] Following the local election in May 2015, in which he was re-elected as a councillor, he became cabinet member for Regeneration, Heritage and Transport on the City Council as part of a Conservative/Independents ruling coalition.[8] He combined his councillor duties with attending university and, subsequently, with employment as a Parliamentary Assistant to Conservative MP for Staffordshire Moorlands Karen Bradley.[9]

Member of Parliament[edit]

Brereton unsuccessfully contested Stoke-on-Trent Central in a by-election on 23 February 2017, finishing third. He attracted some negative publicity for a mailshot his campaign released which made false claims about the voting record of the two local Labour MPs, and for a poster that misspelled Brexit.[10][11] After the Government announced that there would be a General Election taking place in June 2017, the Conservative Campaign Headquarters told the local Conservative Association to choose Brereton from a list of one, after he was promoted by his boss, the Cabinet Minister Karen Bradley. This was at the expense of Joe Rich, who had added four per cent to the Conservative Party vote share when he stood in the constituency in 2015 and had hoped to stand again.[12] Brereton went on to defeat the sitting Labour MP Rob Flello and take the seat on 9 June 2017, making him the first Conservative to win in the constituency in over 80 years.[13] Aged 26, he was the youngest Conservative MP in the 2017 intake.[14]

Following his election as MP for Stoke South, Brereton has continued in his role as a local councillor and currently sits on seven council committees.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Brereton lives with his wife and son in Milton, Stoke on Trent, and in London.[16][17][18]


  1. ^ "No. 61961". The London Gazette. 19 June 2017. p. 11785.
  2. ^ "Jack Brereton MP". UK Parliament.
  3. ^ Brereton, Jack Edgar. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2018 (February 2018 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 13 February 2018. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  4. ^ "About Jack Brereton". Jack Brereton MP.
  5. ^ "Politics, Philosophy, International Relations & Environment". Keele University. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Speaker-Jack Brereton". 29 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Election Results". Stoke City Council. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Jack Brereton launches five point plan to help build a brighter future for Stoke residents". Personal website. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  9. ^ "General Notice of Registerable Interests: Councillor Jack Brereton". Stoke-on-Trent City Council. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Tory leaflets "falsely claim" Labour MPs in Stoke voted against Brexit". New Statesman. 17 February 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  11. ^ "There's a problem with this Tory election poster... Wait till you see it". Independent. 20 February 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  12. ^ "COMMENT: Theresa May risks grassroots revolt over Tory candidate selection in West Midlands". Express and Star. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Election results 2017: Tories gain Stoke-on-Trent South seat after 82 years". BBC News. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  14. ^ Phil Corrigan (26 January 2017). "City councillor Jack Brereton bids to be youngest Conservative MP". Stoke Sentinel. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  15. ^ "Councillor Profile". Stoke City Council. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  16. ^ "About Jack". Personal website. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Councillor Profile". Stoke City Council. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  18. ^ "IPSA record". IPSA. Retrieved 4 April 2018.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Rob Flello
Member of Parliament
for Stoke-on-Trent South