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John McDonnell (politician)

British politician

John Martin McDonnell MP (born 8 September 1951) is a British Labour Party politician. He was appointed the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer in September 2015. He became the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hayes and Harlington at the 1997 general election.


John McDonnell

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Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
Assumed office
13 September 2015
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
ShadowingGeorge Osborne
Philip Hammond
Preceded byChris Leslie
Member of Parliament
for Hayes and Harlington
Assumed office
1 May 1997
Preceded byTerry Dicks
Majority18,115 (37.9%)
Deputy Leader of the Greater London Council
In office
1984–1985
LeaderKen Livingstone
Preceded byIlltyd Harrington
Succeeded byMichael Ward
Member of Greater London Council
for Hayes and Harlington
In office
7 May 1981 – 31 March 1986
Preceded byA. H. S. Hull
Succeeded byCouncil abolished
Majority4,346 (17.1%)[1]
Personal details
Born
John Martin McDonnell

(1951-09-08) 8 September 1951 (age 67)
Liverpool, England[2]
Political partyLabour
Other political
affiliations
Socialist Campaign Group
Spouse(s)
Marilyn Jean Cooper
(m. 1971; div. 1987)

Cynthia Marie Pinto (m. 1995)
Children3
EducationGreat Yarmouth Grammar School
St Joseph's College, Ipswich
Burnley Technical College[2]
Alma materBrunel University (BSc)
Birkbeck, University of London (MSc)
WebsiteOfficial website

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Greater London Council election results: Hillingdon". election-demon.co.uk. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "A profile of John McDonnell – new shadow chancellor". BBC. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2018.

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