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Bury South (House of Commons)
Mr Ivan Lewis MP (Labour)
Surgery: 381 Bury New Road
Surgery Tel: 0161 773 5500
MP Since - 1997 Majority - 3,292 Born - 04/03/1967, Married, 2 sons.
Education - William Hulme Grammar School, Stand College, Bury Further Education College.
Previous Occupation - Coordinator, Contact Community Care Group (1986-89), Community Care Manager, Jewish Social Services (1989-92), Chief Executive, Jewish Federation (1992-97).
Personal Overview - Elected in 1997, with a keen interest in Local Government sectors of Education and Social Services. Also interested in Law and Order issues. Member of the Co-operative Party. Resourceful and focused - set up Contact Community Care Group in the mid-1980s to provide support for people with learning disabilities. Committed Manchester City supporter. Promotion to junior ministerial office meant he could step aside from the burden of carrying Stephen Byers' bags, instead getting to deal with his own Red Boxes. He has arguably the highest profile of any serving MP (Greville Janner is now a peer) in terms of Jewish links - his wife has worked for Kosher food company Rakusens, and he was employed in Jewish social care services. Staunchly loyalist he has been unfavourably described as possessing 'glutinous fealty'; whatever critics claim, his ministerial promotions initially indicated that he had the favour of the leadership, although sideways moves in both May 2006 and October 2008 may signal a change of fortunes. Was promoted into the Foreign Office at the June 2009 reshuffle, but had under a year to prove himself before the 2010 election. Was successful in the October 2010 Shadow Cabinet elections and was appointed to the role of Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport before moving sideways to cover International Development in 2011 and latterly Northern Ireland.
Political History - Councillor, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council (1990-98). Member for Bury South (1997-). Member of the Deregulation Select Committee (1997-99), Health Select Committee (1999). PPS to Rt. Hon. Stephen Byers at the Department of Trade & Industry (1999-2001), Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Education & Skills (2001-05). Economic Secretary to the Treasury (2005-06). Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health (for Care Services) (2006-08). Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Development (2008-09). Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2009-10). Shadow Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (2010). Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (2010-11). Shadow Secretary of State for International Development (2011-13). Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (2013-).
Characteristics - Former Vice-Chairman of Labour Friends of Israel.
Business Tel: 020 7219 6404
Interests: Law & Order,Education & Training,Health,Local Government
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Child Abduction (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Disability Sports (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults (Member)
North West (European Parliament)
Mr Paul Nuttall MEP (UK Independence)
MEP Since - 2009 Born - 1977. Married.
Education - Savio High School. Hugh Baird College. North Lincolnshire College (HND Sport Science) Edge Hill University BA (Hons) History. Liverpool Hope University, MA History. City and Guilds 7307 Teaching Qualification. Certificate in Education. Liverpool Hope University, PhD History (Pending).
Previous Occupation - History Lecturer at Hugh Baird College (2002-06). Lecturer in History at Liverpool Hope University (2003-06). European Parliamentary Assistant and Political Advisor to John Whittaker MEP (2006-08).
Personal Overview - Effectively replaced former UKIP MEP John Whittaker at the 2009 European Elections who he had worked for as an assistant at the Parliament for several years. Has an academic background as a lecturer in the Merseyside area. Politically, he has achieved relatively rapid promotion within the party in recent years, becoming Party Chairman in 2008. In terms of European politics, he has gained experience through his work for John Whittaker MEP, he has also acted as a political consultant to Godfrey Bloom MEP and has been Editor of the Bulletin from Brussels Magazine. As well as opposing Britain's membership of the European Union, his political interests include campaigning against political correctness as well as campaigning to save post offices and British pubs.
Political History - Joined UKIP (2004). General Election candidate for Bootle (2005). Candidate for Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council (2006,07,08). Chairman of South Sefton UKIP Branch (2005-2006). Secretary of Young Independence (2008-). Political Consultant to Godfrey
Bloom MEP (2008-09). Chairman of UKIP (2008-). MEP North West Region (2009-). Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (2009-). Substitute member of the Committee on Culture and Education (2009-11).
Other Information - Member of the Executive Council of the United Commonwealth Society (2007-). Member of the Campaign Against Political Correctness (2006-). Member of the Freedom Association.
Intergroups - N/a.
Interests: Saving Post Offices from closure,Campaigning against Political Correctness
- Environment, Public Health & Food Safety (Member)
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