Jim Sheridan (politician)

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Jim Sheridan (politician)

British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Paisley amp add

Category: Politics

Born in 1952.

Countries: United Kingdom (67%), Great Britain (17%), (17%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Irene Adams, Baroness Adams of Craigielea, Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom), Ed Miliband

Linked to: Labour Party, Ministry of Defence, Thales Optronics, Drumchapel High School




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Jim Sheridan was born in 1952 add something


"'James Sheridan"' is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Paisley & Renfrewshire North since 2005 add something


He served on Renfrewshire Council from 1999 representing Erskine Central add something


He was previously MP for Renfrewshire West from 2001 to 2005 add something


Sheridan was the promoter of the Bill which successfully led to the Gangmasters Act 2004 add something


Following the 2005 election, he was appointed as a Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Ministry of Defence add something


Irene Adams, Baroness Adams of Craigielea - Her constituency was absorbed into that of Paisley and Renfrewshire North and she was persuaded to stand down with the promise of a peerage, in order to allow sitting West Renfrewshire MP Jim Sheridan to be selected to fight in the May 2005 election


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" add something


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 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


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 add something


On 18 August 2018 Jim Sheridan was suspended from the Labour Party pending investigation, following allegations he made an anti-Semitic Facebook post: add something


He was reinstated in February 2019 but received a reminder of party conduct add something