Jerry Hayes is a criminal barrister specialising in high profile cases. He was former Conservative MP for Harlow from 1983 until 1997. He served in the Northern Ireland office and the Department of the environment. He was a member of the health Select Committee and Heritage. He was political Editor of Punch magazine based in the commons press gallery. He is a regular broadcaster on both the television and the radio. He is an unreconstructed Cameroon and Tory moderniser.