Wes Streeting

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BornWesley Paul William Streeting
21 January 1983
PartnerJoseph Dancey
Member ofLabour Friends of Israel
Streeting is being formed as a "new Tony Blair"

Employment.png Shadow Health Secretary

In office
29 November 2021 - Present

Employment.png Shadow Secretary of State for Child Poverty

In office
9 May 2021 - 29 November 2021

Employment.png Shadow Minister for Schools

In office
16 October 2020 - 9 May 2021

Employment.png Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury

In office
9 April 2020 - 16 October 2020

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Ilford North

In office
7 May 2015 - Present

Wes Streeting is a British Labour Party politician who has been Shadow Health Secretary since 29 November 2021, and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ilford North since 2015. Streeting is being formed as a "new Tony Blair".[1]

Shadow team

Streeting was President of the National Union of Students (NUS), as well as Deputy Leader of the London Borough of Redbridge and Cabinet Member for Health an Wellbeing.[2]

Wes Streeting was Shadow Secretary of State for Child Poverty from May 2021 to November 2021, Shadow Minister for Schools from 2020 to 2021, and briefly Shadow Exchequer to the Treasury in 2020.

As Shadow Secretary for Health, Streeting is looking for policy solutions from "outside sources". This includes the Institute For Public Policy Research and the Tony Blair Institute, plus the pharmaceutical lobby.[3] Streeting said he would "hold the door wide open" to "private sector entrepreneurs" if the Labour Party enter government.[4]

Labor under Streeting supported mandatory Covid jabs for NHS and care workers.[5]

Streeting wanted the government to "do more" to counter anti-vaccination conspiracy theories.[6]

Scottish independence

On 10 May 2021, following the 2021 Scottish Parliament election when the SNP won 64 seats and intends to launch #IndyRef2, Wes Streeting tweeted:

@GordonBrown was absolutely brilliant on @BBCr4today on the future of the Union and the Labour Party, as was @ShabanaMahmood - Labour’s new National Campaign Coordinator - setting out the scale of Labour’s challenge and how we’ll meet it.[7]

Personal life

Wes Streeting lives in Redbridge, London. His partner is Joseph Dancey, a communications and public affairs adviser.[8] In October 2023, Dancey was selected for Stockton West in the next general election.[9] Streetings ex-boyfriend Josh MacAlister was selected for Whitehaven and Workington.[10] This raised accusations of nepotism.[11]

In May 2021, Streeting revealed he had been diagnosed with kidney cancer and would be stepping back from frontline politics while he received treatment for it.[12] On 27 July 2021, Streeting announced that he had been declared cancer-free, following an operation to remove one of his kidneys.[13]


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