Knowledge Identifier: +Jim_Sheridan_(politician)
Born in 1952.
Countries: United Kingdom (67%), Great Britain (17%), (17%)
Linked to: Labour Party, Ministry of Defence, Thales Optronics, Drumchapel High School
He served on Renfrewshire Council from 1999 representing Erskine Central
Following the 2005 election, he was appointed as a Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Ministry of Defence
In November 2008, Sheridan tabled a Commons early day motion backing a Great Britain football team at the 2012 Olympics, saying football "should not be any different from other competing sports and our young talent should be allowed to show their skills on the world stage"
The Daily Telegraph reported in 2009 that the Labour MP claimed a 42-inch plasma TV costing £699,99, a leather bed and hundreds of pounds worth of furniture through his parliamentary allowances
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
In May 2017 he was elected as a councillor for a second time, representing the Labour Party for Houston, Crosslee and Linwood on Renfrewshire Council
On 18 August 2018 Jim Sheridan was suspended from the Labour Party pending investigation, following allegations he made an anti-Semitic Facebook post: