George Bridges, Baron Bridges of Headley

James George Robert Bridges, Baron Bridges of Headley, MBE (born 15 July 1970)[1] is a British politician. He served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union.[2]

The Lord Bridges of Headley

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Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
In office
13 July 2016 – 12 June 2017
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded bySteve Baker
Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office
In office
29 May 2015 – 12 July 2016
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded bySam Gyimah
Succeeded byChris Skidmore
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
2 June 2015
Life Peerage
Personal details
Born (1970-07-15) 15 July 1970 (age 50)
Political partyConservative
Alma materExeter College, Oxford


Bridges was educated at Rokeby Preparatory School, then attended Eton College followed by Exeter College, Oxford, where he received a BA degree (later promoted to an MA by seniority).[1]

Life and careerEdit

Bridges was Assistant Political Secretary to the Prime Minister John Major from 1994 to 1997. He was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1997.[3] In the 2000s he served as Chairman of the Research Department and Campaign Director of the Conservative Party.

He was created a life peer as Baron Bridges of Headley, of Headley Heath in the County of Surrey, on 28 May 2015.[4][5]

Family connectionsEdit

The Lord Bridges of Headley is a great-grandson of Poet Laureate Robert Bridges, and a grandson of senior civil servant Edward Bridges, 1st Baron Bridges. He is a nephew of the late crossbench peer and ambassador to Italy Thomas Bridges, 2nd Baron Bridges and of historian Margaret Aston.


  1. ^ a b "The Peerage - James George Robert Bridges, Baron Bridges of Headley". 7 June 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "New ministerial and government appointments announced on July 17 2016".
  3. ^ "No. 54850". The London Gazette (Supplement). 2 August 1997. p. 8913.
  4. ^ "Lord Bridges of Headley".
  5. ^ "No. 61246". The London Gazette. 3 June 2015. p. 10180.

Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Lord O'Neill of Gatley
Baron Bridges of Headley
Followed by
The Lord Prior of Brampton