Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson CBE

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Title: Deputy Lord Mayor

Party: Liberal Democrat

Political grouping: Liberal Democrat

Ward: Milton

Other councillors representing this Ward:

Surgery details

Available by appointment

Contact information

Home address: 
39 Lindley Avenue

Phone:  07976 - 949272

Correspondence address: 
c/o Members' Services
Civic Offices
Guildhall Square

Phone:  023 9283 4936 (Office)


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Committee appointments

Terms of Office

  • 01/05/2003 - 03/05/2007
  • 03/05/2007 - 05/05/2011
  • 05/05/2011 - 07/05/2015
  • 07/05/2015 - 02/05/2019
  • 02/05/2019 - 04/05/2023
  • 04/05/2023 - 06/05/2027

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information



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.