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North Durham (House of Commons)
Mr Kevan Jones MP (Labour)
Surgery: The Fulforth Centre
Surgery Tel: 0191 371 8834
MP Since - 2001 Majority - 12,076 Born - 25/04/1964.
Education - Portland Comprehensive School, Worksop. Newcastle Upon Tyne Polytechnic. University of Southern Maine, Portland, USA.
Previous Occupation - Northern Region Political Officer (1989-2001) and Senior Organiser (1999-2001) for the GMB.
Personal Overview - Succeeded Giles Radice in this very safe Labour seat at the 2001 General Election, which should ensure a long parliamentary career if he wishes it. From a traditional Labour background of Trade Union involvement and Local Government politics. He is a long serving Councillor, who has held several senior positions in Newcastle Upon Tyne City Council. Interests include Employment law, as well as previously campaigning on 'asbestos awareness'.
Political History - Councillor, Newcastle Upon Tyne City (1990-2001), Chief Whip (1994-2000). Chairman of the Northern Region Labour Party. MP North Durham (2001-). Member of the Defence Select Committee (2001-09). Member of the Administration Select Committee (2005-09). Member of the Administration Select Committee (2010-). Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence (Minister for Veterens) (2008-10). Shadow Minister for Veterans (Ministry of Defence) (2010). Shadow Minister, Ministry of Defence (2010-).
Characteristics - N/a.
Business Tel: 020 7219 8219
Interests: Employment Law,Economic Regeneration,Transport,Employment
- Administration Committee (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Angling Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cardiac Risk in the Young (Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Cider Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Coeliac Disease and Dermatitis Herpetiformis (Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for East Asian Business (Vice Chairman)
- Slimming World Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Specialist Security (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Taxation Group (Member)
- War Heritage Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Weight Watchers Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Morocco (Member)
- British-Taiwanese Group (Member)
- United Kingdom-United Arab Emirates Group (Vice Chairman)
North East (European Parliament)
Ms Fiona Hall MEP (Liberal Democrat)
MEP Since - 2004. Born - 15/07/1955. Married, 2 daughters.
Education - Worsley Wardley Grammar School, Swinton. Eccles College, Oxford. Oxford University (St Hugh's College). Oxford Polytechnic (Lady Spencer Churchill College).
Previous Occupation - Teacher in Botswana (1977-79). Part-Time Playgroup Leader (1983-86). Parent governor, Whittingham First School (1984-89); Part-Time/Supply Teacher for Northumberland County Council & Workers Educational Association (1986-95). International polling station supervisor, Kosovo (2001).
Personal Overview - Elected to the European Parliament at the second attempt, has also been a worker within the Liberal Democrat party as a regional media coordinator for the North East (in 2000), a press officer and Election Agent. She has experience of campaigning on environmental issues in the North East, notably the Druridge Bay Campaign (1989-96), blocking Nuclear Power and halting sand extraction on the Northumberland coast. Likely to be interested in social issues, having been involved lobbying for the World Development Movement and Oxfam on international development. She was also an International Polling Station Supervisor at the 2001 elections in Kosovo, working for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Political History - Liberal Democrat party: Councillors' assistant, Newcastle City (1994-97); Press/political officer to Lembit Öpik MP and Richard Livsey MP (1997-99); Constituency organiser for Alan Beith MP (1999-2001); Regional media co-ordinator for North East (2000); Senior researcher to Alan Beith MP (2001-04). MEP North East Region (2004-). Member of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly Delegation (2004-). Member of the Delegation for relations with the Pan-African Parliament (2009-) and substitute member of the Delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula (2009-). Substitute member of the Development Committee (2004-). Member of the Industry, Research & Energy Committee (2004-). Substitute member of the Climate Change Temporary Committee (2007-09). Chief observer to EU Election Observation Mission, Togo (2007).
Other Information - Parent Governor of Whittingham First School (1984-89). She is a published poet. Has a web site http://www.fionahall.org.uk/
Intergroups - N/a.
Business Tel: +32 (0)2 28 45561
Interests: Environment,Education & Training
- Industry, Research & Energy (Member)
- Development (Substitute)
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