Jonathan Lord

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Jonathan Lord
Official portrait of Mr Jonathan Lord MP 2020 crop 2.jpg
Official portrait, 2020
Member of Parliament
for Woking
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded byHumfrey Malins
Majority9,767 (18.1%)
Personal details
Born (1962-09-17) 17 September 1962 (age 60)[1]
Oldham, Lancashire, England
Political partyConservative
Caroline Commander
(m. 2002)
  • John Lord[2]
  • Katherine Lord[2]
Alma materMerton College, Oxford[1]
ProfessionMarketing, politician

Jonathan George Caladine Lord[3] (born 17 September 1962) is a British Conservative Party politician who was first elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Woking at the 2010 and has since been re-elected at the 2015, 2017 and 2019[4] general elections. He succeeded Humfrey Malins, his Conservative predecessor who stood down at that election.

Early life[edit]

Born in 1962 of His Honour John Herent Lord,[1] a circuit judge,[5] and (June) Ann Lord (née Caladine),[1] he was educated at Shrewsbury, which included a year scholarship to Kent School in Connecticut.[1] He graduated in 1985 with a BA in History from Merton College, Oxford,[1] and was president of the Oxford University Conservative Association in Michaelmas Term 1983.[2]


While serving on Westminster City Council (1994–2002),[1] he stood unsuccessfully for Parliament in Oldham West and Royton in 1997,[1][6] becoming deputy leader of Westminster Council between 1998 and 2000.[1] For the 2005 general election, he managed the election campaign for Anne Milton MP, subsequently becoming chair of her local (Guildford) Conservative Association[1][6] and serving on Surrey County Council between 2009 and 2011.[1]

Lord was selected to fight the Woking seat, during the Conservative Party's 2009 experiment with primary elections.[6] He has a marketing background, having been a director of Saatchi & Saatchi for two years.[1][6] He is one of 13 vice-presidents of The Debating Group.[7]

Personal life[edit]

He married Caroline Commander in 2000,[1] with whom he has two children: John and Katherine.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "LORD, Jonathan George Caladine". Who's Who. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing. December 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Biography". official website. Jonathan Lord. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  3. ^ "No. 59418". The London Gazette. 13 May 2010. p. 8747.
  4. ^ "Jonathan Lord remains an MP".
  5. ^ "LORD, His Honour John Herent". Who's Who. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing. December 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  6. ^ a b c d "Jonathan Lord selected for Woking". ConservativeHome. 1 October 2009. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Vice Presidents". The Debating Group. Archived from the original on 7 April 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2013.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Woking