David Anderson (UK politician)

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David Anderson (UK politician)

British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Blaydon since 2005 add

Category: Politics

Born in 1953.

Countries: United Kingdom (71%), Iraq (14%), (14%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Northern Ireland, Department for Education and Skills (United Kingdom), Ed Miliband

Linked to: Durham University, Labour Party, Doncaster College, New College Durham




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David Anderson was born in 1953 add something


"'David Anderson"' is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Blaydon since 2005 add something


He worked as a miner from 1969 until 1989 at ://www add something


During his time as a care worker he was an activist in the public sector union UNISON and served as its President for 2003-4 add something


Anderson was first elected at the 2005 general election, after the sitting Labour MP for Blaydon John David McWilliam stood down add something


In Parliament, Anderson has been a member of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee since 2005, having long been interested in the peace process in Northern Ireland, and was a member of the House of Commons Procedure Committee for a year add something


In 2006 he was appointed as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Education and Skills Minister Bill Rammell add something


In a 2008 interview with SOMA Digest Anderson urged the implementation of article 140 of the Iraqi constitution regarding the normalization process of Kirkuk and other formerly Arabised towns add something


He was one of 16 signatories of an open letter to Ed Miliband in January 2015 calling on the party to commit to oppose further austerity, take rail franchises back into public ownership and strengthen collective bargaining arrangements add something


He was appointed on 27 June 2016 to shadow Northern Ireland Secretary by Jeremy Corbyn following resignations add something


He is standing down at the 2017 general election add something


With the snap general election in June 2017, Anderson decided not to seek re-election add something