Jacob was born in May 1969 and was brought up in Somerset at Ston Easton and Hinton Blewett. He now lives in the village of West Harptree with his wife Helena and their five young children.
As the Member of Parliament for the constituency of North East Somerset, Jacob spends time in both Westminster and North East Somerset where, almost every weekend, he holds surgeries to meet his constituents and discuss their thoughts and issues.
Jacob was elected as the Member of Parliament for North East Somerset in May 2010 with a majority of 4914, this increased to 12,749 in the 2015 election. Within Parliament, Jacob sits on the European Scrutiny Committee which assesses the legal and political importance of each EU document deciding which is debated within the House and the Treasury Select Committee which has a wide remit across the financial sector.
After Eton Jacob read History at Trinity College Oxford, before moving into finance being based in Hong Kong and later moving back to London. He set up his own company in 2007 with a group of Partners, it is called Somerset Capital Management and specialises in investment management in global emerging markets for institutional clients.
Jacob’s interests are very much family orientated. Apart from an extended family living locally in Somerset, his five young children certainly keep him on his toes! In what little spare time he has left, Jacob also enjoys watching cricket. He has supported Somerset County Cricket since he was a child and enjoys few things more than a day at Taunton.