Julian Huppert Questions Police over the Phone Hacking Affair

July 20, 2011 by J-Wire Staff
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U.K. Member of Parliament Julian Huppert, son of Sydneysiders Herbert and Felicia Huppert, was a member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport which questioned high ranking members of London’s Metroplitan Police over the phone hacking affair which has resulted in the closure of the weekly tabloid The News of the World and placed its owner media tycoon Rupert Murdoch in global focus..


Julian Huppert


The committee on which he serves questioned Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson, London’s top policeman who has now resigned from the force.

32-yr-old Huppert is the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Cambridge.

Born in Pasadena, California, where his parents were on sabbatical leave, Huppert has been a regular visitor to Sydney.

In 1991, the Hupperts spent their sabbatical year in Sydney during which Julian  was a student at the Emanuel School and he celebrated his Barmitzvah at Emanuel Synagogue.

The family returned to Sydney for a further year’s sabbatical in 1995. Julian Huppert spent the year at Sydney Grammar school and represented Australia at the Science Olympics in Beijing, winning the Silver Medal for Chemistry.

Politics is not a new arena for Huppert. He spent eight years as a County Councillor and chaired the Cambridge Traffic Management Committee.

An accomplished percussionist, Huppert performs regularly and numbers the Sydney Opera House among the many venues at which he has appeared.

He holds a PhD in biological chemistry and his main field of endeavour is DNA and the political scientist in the true meaning of the phrase is currently working in the development of anti-cancer drugs.

A family member told J-Wire: “Naturally, because of the sensitivity of the hacking affair, Julian can make no comment.”

Julian Huppert holds both U.K and Australian nationalities.

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