Lord James O’Shaughnessy

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health, Department of Health


Lord O’Shaughnessy

James O’Shaughnessy was a Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute and a senior fellow at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at the University of Birmingham.

In 2013, he founded Floreat Education, a Multi-Academy Trust of three primary schools in Wandsworth, Wokingham, and Brentford that deliver an ‘academics and character’ educational philosophy. He held a number of other education and advisory positions.

James was Director of Policy to David Cameron between 2010 and 2011. There he was responsible for co-authoring the coalition’s programme for government and overseeing the implementation of the government’s domestic policy programme. He was Director of the Conservative Research Department from 2007 to 2010 and authored the Conservative Party’s general election manifesto. He was made a life peer in 2015.

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