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Leigh (House of Commons)
Rt Hon. Andy Burnham MP (Labour)
Surgery: 10 Market Street
Surgery Tel: 01942 682353
MP Since - 2001 Majority - 15,011 Born - 07/01/1970, Married (1 son 2 daughters).
Education - St. Aelreds RC High School, Newton-le-Willows. Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University.
Previous Occupation - Former Parliamentary Lobbyist for NHS Unions. Special Advisor in the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.
Personal Overview - A local resident prior to University, returned as MP for this safe seat after a controversial selection process where a NEC short list was imposed to include names other than local activists. Has the background of a long standing party insider and loyalist who was a special advisor in the Department of Culture, Media & Sport to Rt. Hon. Chris Smith MP. Gained a junior ministerial position at the start of Labour's third term in office and was swiftly promoted to Minister of State level. Made still further progress in the June 2007 reshuffle, entering the Cabinet in Gordon Brown's first administration and gaining promotion in the subsequent mini reshuffle in January 2008. Gained promotion to one of the big Departments of State (Health) at the June 2009 reshuffle, but was only in the role for less than year before the 2010 election. Announced in May 2010 that he would be putting his name forward to stand for the party leadership. Despite not winning the leadership election, he raised his profile within the party and maintained a senior Shadow Cabinet post.
Political History - Became a member of the Labour Party after the 1984 Miners strike. Has been a researcher for Tessa Jowell MP (as Health Spokesperson). Campaign Organiser in the North West at the 1997 General Election. MP Leigh (2001-). Joint Vice Chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party Trade & Industry Committee (2001-04). Member of the Health Select Committee (2001-03). PPS to Rt. Hon. David Blunkett, Secretary of State, Home Office (2003-04). PPS to Ruth Kelly as Secretary of State for Education and Skills (2004-05). Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Home Office (2005-06). Minister of State at the Department of Health (2006-07). Chief Secretary to the Treasury (2007-08). Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (2008-09). Secretary of State for Health (2009-10). Shadow Secretary of State for Health (2010). Election Co-ordinator (2010-). Shadow Secretary of State for Education (2010-11). Shadow Secretary of State for Health (2011-).
Characteristics - Was the Administrator of the Football Task force. Supports Everton FC and Leigh Centurions Rugby League Club.
Business Tel: 020 7219 8250
- Lords and Commons Cricket Club (Associate Group) (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Eye Health and Visual Impairment (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Non-Profit Making Members' Clubs (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Writers Group (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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