Andrew Gwynne

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Andrew Gwynne

British Labour Party politician and has been the Member of Parliament for Denton and Reddish since 2005, replacing the retiring Andrew Bennett add

Category: Politics

Born in 1974.

Countries: United Kingdom (94%), (6%)

Main connections: Andrew Bennett, Ed Miliband, Member of parliament

Linked to: Labour Party, University of Salford, Egerton Park Arts College, Tameside College




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Andrew Gwynne was born in 1974 add something


"'Andrew John Gwynne"' is a British Labour Party politician and has been the Member of Parliament for Denton, Greater Manchester and Reddish since 2005, replacing the retiring Andrew Bennett add something


Born in Manchester, where he grew up, he was educated at Egerton Park Community High School on Egerton Street in Denton, Greater Manchester, 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 add something


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, Greater Manchester West Ward for the Labour Party add something


From 1998–2001 he chaired the Denton, Greater Manchester and Audenshaw District Assembly and in 2003–04 he chaired the Resources and Community Services Scrutiny Panel add something


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 add something


He married Allison Dennis in March 2003 in Tameside, and they have two sons and a daughter add something


On 5 May 2005 – at the age of 30 – he became the youngest Labour MP in the 2005 Parliament add something


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 to The Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC, as Minister of State for Criminal Justice and Offender Management at the Home Office add something


Andrew Bennett - He retired at the 2005 general election, and the seat was held for Labour by Andrew Gwynne


Between July 2007 and June 2009, he served as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Home Secretary, the Rt Hon Jacqui Smith MP. In June 2009 he became Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, the Rt Hon Ed Balls MP. add something


In October 2010 he became a Shadow Transport Minister, with responsibility for passenger transport add something


He was appointed to the Shadow Health team in 2011 by Labour leader Ed Miliband add something


In the Opposition front bench reshuffle of October 2011, he was appointed to the Shadow Health team by Ed Miliband add something


He was re-elected in 2015 with a majority of 10,511 add something


He was appointed to the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Minister without Portfolio by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in October 2016 add something


In November 2016, he took a key role in helping to reform the proposed constituency boundaries as part of Parliamentary Constituencies Bill drawn up by Pat Glass MP, and presented the Disability Equality Training Bill which sought to provide support to disabled users of Taxi services add something


After supporting Burnham to be selected as Labour's candidate over favourite, Tony Lloyd, Gwynne remained as lead on Burnham's campaign in 2017 add something


In January 2017, it was announced that the by-election would take place on 23 February to correspond with the by-election in Stoke following the resignation of Tristram Hunt add something


It is hoped that the measures will still be implemented due to support from Transport Minister, John Hayes, who has met with Gwynne and is considering adding measures to the Police and Crime Bill to protect taxi users with guide dogs, which the Government hope will gain Royal Assent in April 2017 add something