Andrew Gwynne


Andrew Gwynne

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constituency_MP = Denton and Reddish
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majority = 13,498 (38.1%)
predecessor = Andrew Bennett
successor = Incumbent
term_start = 5 May 2005
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birth_place = Manchester
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nationality = British
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alma_mater = University of Salford and the North East Wales Institute of Higher Education
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Andrew John Gwynne (born 4 June 1974) is the Labour Party Member of Parliament for the Denton and Reddish constituency. He was elected at the 2005 general election, replacing the retiring Andrew Bennett.

Early life

Born in Manchester, where he grew up, he was educated at Egerton Park Community High School (now called Egerton Park Arts College) on "Egerton Street" in Denton, Tameside College of Technology in Ashton-under-Lyne, North East Wales Institute of Higher Education in Wrexham from 1992-5 and the University of Salford from 1995-8. From this he achieved a BA in Politics and Contemporary History.

At the age of 21, he became England's youngest councillor, when on 2 May 1996 he was elected on to Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, representing the Denton West Ward for the Labour Party. He was re-elected in 2000 and 2004, when he topped the poll in an "all out" election resulting from boundary changes in the borough. From 1998–2001 he chaired the Denton and Audenshaw District Assembly and in 2003–04 he chaired the Resources and Community Services Scrutiny Panel.

He is a member of the Amicus Trade Union, the Co-operative Party and the Christian Socialist Movement.

He is currently chair of the Labour Friends of Israel.

Parliamentary career

On 5 May 2005 – at the age of 30 – he became the youngest Labour MP in the 2005 Parliament. He was appointed to the House of Commons Procedure Committee in June 2005 and, despite having only been elected six months earlier, on 10 November 2005, Gwynne was promoted to become a Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to The Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC, as Minister of State for Criminal Justice and Offender Management at the Home Office. Since July 2007, he has served as the Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Home Secretary, the Rt. Hon. Jacqui Smith MP.

Personal life

He is the son of Sports commentator and reporter John Gwynne. He [http://www.tameside.gov.uk/constitution/council/counmin080403.htm married] Allison Dennis in March 2003 in Tameside, and they have two sons (born June 1997 and February 2000) and a daughter (born December 2001). They live locally in Denton. His favourite song is "How was it for you?" by James.

External links

* [http://www.andrewgwynne.labour.co.uk Andrew Gwynne MP] official site
* [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/person/0,9290,-8702,00.html Guardian Unlimited Politics - Ask Aristotle: Andrew Gwynne MP]
* [http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/andrew_gwynne/denton_and_reddish TheyWorkForYou.com - Andrew Gwynne MP]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4649915.stm Meet the MP]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/mpdb/html/181.stm BBC Politics]


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