Barry Gardiner

British politician (born 1957)

Barry Strachan Gardiner (born 10 March 1957) is a British Labour Party politician. He is the Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade since 2016. He has been a Member of Parliament (MP) for Brent North since 1997.

Barry Gardiner

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Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade
Assumed office
20 July 2016
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Preceded byOffice established
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
In office
27 June 2016 – 8 October 2016
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Preceded byLisa Nandy
Succeeded byClive Lewis (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
In office
5 June 2009 – 11 May 2010
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byJo Swinson
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Biodiversity, Landscape and Rural Affairs
In office
5 May 2006 – 28 June 2007
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Preceded byJim Knight
Succeeded byJonathan Shaw
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Delivery, Efficiency and Competitiveness
In office
10 May 2005 – 5 May 2006
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
In office
2 April 2004 – 10 May 2005
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Preceded byJane Kennedy
Succeeded byJeff Rooker
Member of Parliament
for Brent North
Assumed office
1 May 1997
Preceded byRhodes Boyson
Majority8,079 (15.6%)
Personal details
Barry Strachan Gardiner[1]

(1957-03-10) 10 March 1957 (age 65)
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)Caroline Anne Smith
Alma materUniversity of St Andrews
Harvard University
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
WebsiteOfficial website

Gardiner worked under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown as a junior minister in the Northern Ireland Office, the Department for Productivity, Energy and Industry, the Department of Trade and Industry and finally in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.[2]


  1. "No. 61961". The London Gazette. 19 June 2017. p. 11776.
  2. "Barry Gardiner:Former Labour MP for Brent North". Archived from the original on 1 June 2013. Retrieved 25 April 2010.