Ian Lavery

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Born1963-01-06
Ashington, England
Children2
PartyLabour

Employment.png Chair of the Labour Party

In office
14 June 2017 - Present
Preceded byGlenis Willmott

Employment.png Labour Party Co-National Campaign Coordinator

In office
14 June 2017 Serving with Andrew Gwynne - Present
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Employment.png Shadow Minister without Portfolio

In office
9 February 2017 - Present

Employment.png Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office

In office
7 October 2016 - 9 February 2017

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Wansbeck

In office
6 May 2010 - Present

Ian Lavery (born 6 January 1963) is a British Labour Party politician and former trade union leader from Northumberland who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wansbeck since the May 2010 General Election. Born and raised in Ashington, Lavery began work in the construction industry after leaving school before becoming a mining apprentice.[1]

Miner

Noted for being the sole apprentice to refuse to work during the UK miners' strike (1984-1985), Lavery gradually rose up the ranks of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and was chosen to succeed Arthur Scargill as NUM President in 2002.[2][3]

Labour MP

Once elected to parliament in 2010, Lavery quickly established himself as a leading voice on the left-wing of the Labour Party[4], and has been a frequent critic of the policies espoused by members of the party's Blairite faction.[5] He served for a time as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Deputy Leader Harriet Harman before resigning in protest of the party's position to raise the pension age.[6] Lavery supported the candidacy of Jeremy Corbyn in both the 2015 and 2016 leadership elections, and was appointed by Corbyn to replace Tom Watson as Labour Party Chair in June 2017.

Supporting Jennie Formby

On 27 February 2018, Ian Lavery tweeted:

I’ve known @JennieUnite for years she’s a fantastic representative of our class, a great advocate, and dedicated Trade unionist, she’d be a brilliant Gen Sec of our party.[7]

6 January 1963|


References

  1. "The Great Debate Contributors: Ian Lavery". thegreatdebate.org.uk. Retrieved 10 February 2015.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  2. "An Interview with Ian Lavery, Lavery, president of the National Union of Mineworkers". Capital and Class. 29 (3): 29–42. Autumn 2005. Retrieved 1 April 2015.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  3. "Ian Lavery Labour Party MP in Wansbeck – about me". Ian Lavery. Retrieved 10 February 2015.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  4. "Labour Win". Labour Win. Retrieved 10 February 2015.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  5. Society, People’s Printing Press. "Miner Lavery tipped for leaders' race".Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  6. Pearson, Adrian (7 December 2012). "Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery resigns as aide over pensions battle". journallive. Retrieved 10 February 2015.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  7. "Supporting Jennie Formby"
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