Jack lives locally in the constituency.

Jack was born in Southmead Hospital in August 1969, and has lived and worked in Bristol and the South West area all his life. On finishing school at 15, Jack worked in his family's ice cream and catering business locally for over ten years. After leaving his family business in 1997, Jack worked in the financial services and residential property sectors, as a consultant and manager.

Jack served on Bristol City Council for eight years between May 1999 and May 2007 for the Stockwood Ward. In 2001 Jack was the Parliamentary Candidate for Bristol East. Jack also stood for the South West Region at the European Parliament elections in 2004.

Jack is an Army veteran and served with 29 Commando RA as a mobilized reservist for a year. Jack was deployed to Helmand Province in Afghanistan on Operation Herrick 9 in the Autumn/Winter of 2008-9.

In Parliament he specialises in Defence, Security and Aviation, and is a member of the Royal United Services Institute. Jack is also on the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and was appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Rt Hon Desmond Swayne TD MP, Minister of State for International Development in July 2014 until the 2015 General Election.

Jack has a great interest in Military and political history. He is a member of the General George Patton Historical Society and Jack regards General Patton as a personal hero and has had an article published on him. He is also a member of the Churchill Centre.

Jack is a keen runner and has regularly run the Bristol Half Marathon on behalf of several charities over the years including Barnardos, the Julian Trust, The Army Benevolent Fund and the Frenchay After Burns Unit Club. In 2012 he ran the London Marathon and raised several thousand pounds for Action for Children. Whilst serving in Afghanistan, Jack ran the Camp Bastion Half Marathon for Help for Heroes on New Year's Day 2009.


Latest News

24 MAR 2017

Visit to Hitachi Train Depot in Stoke Gifford

Last week Jack was given a tour, along with local councillors and members of the Department of...


03 MAR 2017

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Jack Lopresti MP today visited Great Western Air Ambulance Charity to discuss the progress they have...


27 FEB 2017

Defence in the Arctic

Jack Lopresti MP last week visited Norway as part of the Defence Select Committee's sub Committee on...


Parliament

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Daesh (13 Mar 2017)
Jack Lopresti: Will my right hon. Friend reassure the House that we are doing everything possible to help local indigenous forces on the ground with the liberation of Mosul and the defeat of Daesh, not only in relation to equipment and ammunition, but with regard to access to medical care, protective equipment such as helmets and body armour, and getting the right supplies and expertise for their wounded?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Farming (2 Mar 2017)
Jack Lopresti: Does the Secretary of State share my view that the need to accommodate the views of 28 different countries has led to the common agricultural policy becoming overtly bureaucratic in a way that has harmed the interests of British farmers?