Jeremy Quin
Official portrait, 2020
Chair of the Defence Select Committee
Assumed office
17 January 2024
Preceded byRobert Courts
Minister for the Cabinet Office
Paymaster General
In office
25 October 2022 – 13 November 2023
Prime MinisterRishi Sunak
Preceded byChris Philp
Succeeded byJohn Glen
Minister of State for Crime, Policing and Fire
In office
7 September 2022 – 25 October 2022
Prime MinisterLiz Truss
Preceded byTom Pursglove
Succeeded byChris Philp
Minister of State for Defence Procurement
In office
13 February 2020 – 7 September 2022
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byJames Heappey
Succeeded byAlec Shelbrooke
Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office
In office
16 December 2019 – 13 February 2020
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded bySimon Hart
Succeeded byJulia Lopez
Comptroller of the Household
In office
28 July 2019 – 16 December 2019
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byMark Spencer
Succeeded byMike Freer
Lord Commissioner of the Treasury
In office
5 November 2018 – 24 July 2019
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byNigel Adams
Succeeded byMichelle Donelan
Member of Parliament
for Horsham
Assumed office
7 May 2015
Preceded byFrancis Maude
Majority21,127 (33.4%)
Personal details
Born (1968-09-24) 24 September 1968 (age 55)
Aylesbury, England
Political partyConservative
Alma materHertford College, Oxford

Sir Jeremy Mark Quin (born 24 September 1968)[1] is a British politician who has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Horsham since the 2015 general election.[2] A member of the Conservative Party, he served as Minister of State for Crime, Policing and Fire under Prime Minister Liz Truss from September to October 2022.[3][4] After Truss resigned and Rishi Sunak succeeded her, Quin was appointed to be Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office.[5] Quin resigned from Sunak's government in the November 2023 British cabinet reshuffle and became Chair of the Defence Select Committee in January 2024.

Early life

Educated at St Albans School, Hertfordshire, Quin went to Hertford College, Oxford.[6] Whilst at Oxford he served as President of the Oxford Union; John Evelyn, the Cherwell gossip column, described Quin's "Great Life Plan" as "Oxford, Union presidency, merchant banking, safe Tory seat".[7]

After graduating from Oxford University, he joined NatWest Securities, which later merged into Deutsche Bank; in 2001, Quin became a Managing Director of the firm. In 2008 and 2009, he served as Senior Corporate Financial Adviser during the financial crisis.[8]

Quin first stood as a Conservative candidate in Meirionnydd Nant Conwy at the 1997 general election, gaining 3,922 (16%) of the votes cast, coming third behind the Labour and Plaid Cymru candidates. He was shortlisted as a potential Conservative Party candidate in South Suffolk, Bexhill and Battle and Fareham at different elections.[9] From 2010 to 2013, he served as the chairman of Buckingham Conservative Association.[10]

Parliamentary career

Quin was chosen as the Conservative Party's candidate in Horsham in the 2015 general election on 12 March 2015, after the incumbent Conservative MP, Francis Maude, announced he would be stepping down.[9]

In July 2015, he was elected as a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, and held this position until October 2016. Quin also served on the Regulatory Reform Select Committee between October 2015 and November 2018,[11] and is a current member of the Selection Committee.[12]

Under Theresa May, Quin was appointed a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury.[11] On 28 July 2019 he was promoted to Comptroller of the Household by Boris Johnson.[13]

Quin campaigned for the "Remain" side in the 2016 Brexit referendum. After the referendum result he voted for the UK to leave the EU.[14][non-primary source needed]

Quin was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office in 2019, at the start of the first Johnson ministry.

Quin was promoted to Minister of State for Defence Procurement in the 2020 British cabinet reshuffle.

In September 2022, he was appointed Home Office Minister.[15]

On the 13 November 2023, he publicly resigned from government to focus on projects in his Horsham constituency. He was knighted in the 2023 Political Honours for public and political service.[16]

Quin was elected Chair of the Defence Select Committee on 17 January 2024.[17]


  1. ^ "Horsham Parliamentary Constituency History". Horsham Conservatives. Retrieved 25 October 2022.
  2. ^ "Horsham Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Ministerial Appointments: September 2022". GOV.UK. Retrieved 8 September 2022.
  4. ^ "Minister of State (Minister for Crime, Policing and Fire) - GOV.UK". Retrieved 27 September 2022.
  5. ^ "Rishi Sunak reshuffle: Braverman named home secretary, Gove returns as levelling up secretary, Mordaunt not promoted – live". the Guardian. 25 October 2022. Retrieved 25 October 2022.
  6. ^ ‘QUIN, Jeremy Mark’, Who's Who 2016, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2016
  7. ^ "John Evelyn: Hacking". Cherwell. Vol. 196, no. 4. 2 February 1990. p. 14.
  8. ^ "About Jeremy". Jeremy Quin. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  9. ^ a b Powling, Joshua (12 March 2015). "Horsham Conservatives pick Jeremy Quin as General Election candidate". WS County Times. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  10. ^ "About Jeremy". Jeremy Quin. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  11. ^ a b "Jeremy Quin MP". UK Parliament. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Selection Committee (Commons)". UK Parliament. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  13. ^ "Jeremy Quin MP - GOV.UK". Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Voting record - Jeremy Quin MP, Horsham". TheyWorkForYou.
  15. ^ "Robert Jenrick back in government as Liz Truss picks junior ministers". BBC News. 7 September 2022. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  16. ^ "Political Honours conferred: December 2023". 29 December 2023. Retrieved 2 January 2024.
  17. ^ "Sir Jeremy Quin elected as Defence Committee Chair". 17 January 2024. Retrieved 17 January 2024.
Parliament of the United Kingdom Preceded byFrancis Maude Member of Parliamentfor Horsham 2015–present Incumbent Political offices Preceded byNigel Adams Lord Commissioner of the Treasury 2018–2019 Succeeded byMichelle Donelan Preceded byMark Spencer Comptroller of the Household 2019 Succeeded byMike Freer Preceded bySimon Hart Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office 2019–2020 Succeeded byJulia Lopez Preceded byJames Heappeyas Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Minister of State for Defence Procurement 2020–2022 Succeeded byVacant Preceded byChris Philp Minister for the Cabinet Office 2022–2023 Succeeded byJohn Glen Paymaster General 2022–2023