Jeremy has spent most of his working life in the agriculture (coffee and cocoa) sector in East Africa. He was also involved in establishing Equity for Africa, a social leasing enterprise which has enabled hundreds of small and medium businesses to create thousands of jobs in Tanzania. After serving as a local councillor in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, he was elected to Parliament as MP for Stafford in 2010. He served on the International Development, Joint Human Rights, EU Exit and Environmental Audit Committees before standing down at the 2019 election. He is Vice Chair of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and chairs the Board of Staffordshire Enterprise. He assist with the young people’s group at Newcastle Baptist Church and enjoys playing in a local orchestra, walking and most sport.