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St Helens South and Whiston (House of Commons)
Rt Hon. Shaun Woodward MP (Labour)
Surgery: 1st Floor
Surgery Tel: 01744 24226
MP Since - 1997 Majority - 14,122 Born - 26/10/1958. Married, 1 son & 3 daughters.
Education - Bristol Grammar School; Jesus College, Cambridge.
Previous Occupation - BBC TV News and Current Affairs (1982-98); Director of communications, Conservative Party (1991-92).
Personal Overview - Has a background including journalism, broadcasting and political involvement working at Conservative Central Office. He appears to retain interests in Foreign Affairs, Europe and Broadcasting. Was removed from his post as Shadow Minister for London after defying an Opposition three line whip (by refusing to accept the Party's stance against Council's promoting homosexuality) over the Local Government Bill (Dec 1999). He then resigned from the Conservative Party to join Labour (December 1999) and was subsequently moved to the safe Labour seat of St. Helens in time for the 2001 General Election. As a Labour MP, he enjoyed a junior ministerial career for several years before entering the Cabinet in June 2007, taking on the Northern Ireland Portfolio. Gained an additional responsibility at the June 2009 reshuffle covering the coordination of Government Policy and Strategy, a post he held until the 2010 election. Despite not winning enough votes to be successful in the October 2010 Shadow Cabinet elections, he was co-opted back to his Shadow Northern Ireland post by party leader Ed Miliband in his initial reshuffle. However he stood down from the Labour front bench at the October 2011 reshuffle.
Political History - MP Witney (1997-2001) Secretary, Conservative DETR Committee (1999). Member of the European Scrutiny Select Committee (1998-99), Member of the Broadcasting Select Committee (1997-2001), Member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee (1999), Conservative Opposition Spokesman for the Environment, Transport & the Regions (1999). MP St. Helens South (2001-2010), MP St. Helens South and Whiston (2010-). Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office (2005-06). Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Culture, Media & Sport (2006-07). Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (2007-10), also Provides Ministerial support to the Prime Minister in the Cabinet Office on the coordination of Government Policy and Strategy (2009-10). Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (2010-11).
Characteristics - Fellow of the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School, Harvard University. Professional Fellow at the University of London, Queen Mary & Westfield College (1992-). former Chair of Oxygen 107FM. Trustee - Victoria History of Oxfordshire Trust, Inst. Continuing Prof. Dvlp. Mulberry Bush. Patron Bath Music Festival, Macmillan Cancer Relief, Cancer Research Campaign.
Business Tel: 020 7219 2680
Interests: European Issues,Media,Foreign Affairs,Broadcasting,Charities
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Bullying (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.
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Interests: Saving Post Offices from closure,Campaigning against Political Correctness
- Environment, Public Health & Food Safety (Member)
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