Title: Leader of the Council
Party: Liberal Democrat
Political grouping: Liberal Democrat
Other councillors representing this Ward:
Available by appointment
39 Lindley Avenue
c/o Members' Services
Mobile: 07976 949272
Gerald Vernon-Jackson has been a councillor in Portsmouth since 2003 and was Leader of the Council from 2004 to 2014. He represents Milton and lives in Southsea.
Gerald Vernon-Jackson is Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Local Government in England and Wales, at the Local Government Association and is Vice Chairman of the LGA.
Gerald Vernon-Jackson also serves on several outside bodies. He is Vice-Chair of the Partnership of Urban South Hampshire, the organisation which brings together all the councils in southern Hampshire. He is a Director of the Solent Local Economic Partnership. He is also a Director of the Improvement and Development Agency and the Hampshire Pension Fund.
Gerald Vernon-Jackson was born and brought up in Hampshire and has both a BA and MSc degrees. He has worked for several local councils as well as for himself. He worked for David Rendel MP and for the Liberal Democrats nationally.
Gerald Vernon-Jackson is a member of the National Executive of the Liberal Democrats. He has worked for several organisations such as: IDEA, SOLACE, Leadership Centre, ALDC and Westminster Foundation for Democracy.