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Katy Clark

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Katy Clark

British Labour Party politician and former trade union official, who has been the Member of Parliament for North Ayrshire and Arran since 2005 add

Category: Politics

Born in 1967.

Countries: United Kingdom (92%), (8%)

Main connections: Member of parliament, Isle of Arran, Scottish National Party

Linked to: Labour Party, Conservative Party, Scottish National Party, UNISON




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Katy Clark was born in 1967 add something


"'Kathryn Sloan Clark"' is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for North Ayrshire and Arran since 2005 add something


Clark went to Ayr Grammar Primary School Kyle Academy, both in Ayr, before attending the University of Aberdeen, receiving an LLB in 1990 add something


She received a Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Edinburgh in 1991 add something


She was a solicitor in Edinburgh and Musselburgh from 1991-8 and a legal officer with UNISON in London from 1998-2005 add something


She unsuccessfully contested the parliamentary seat of Galloway and Upper Nithsdale at the 1997 general election, a traditional Conservative and Scottish National Party marginal add something


One of the few left-wing members of Labour's 2005 intake of MPs, she is a member of the Socialist Campaign Group and the Scottish Labour Party Campaign for Socialism; of the twenty-four members of the Campaign Group, she is the only one under the age of 50 add something


She was elected to the House of Commons at the 2005 general election for the new seat of North Ayrshire and Arran, based substantially on the former seat of Cunninghame North whose MP Brian Wilson had retired, and the towns of Stevenston and Kilwinning from the old Cunninghame South add something


She had a majority of 11,296, and made her maiden speech on 7 June 2005 add something


Isle of Arran - In the House of Commons, since 2005 Arran has been part of the Ayrshire North and Arran constituency, represented by Katy Clark of the Labour Party


She supported a 'No' vote in the 2011 AV Referendum add something


In February 2013, Clark was among those who gave their support to the People's Assembly Against Austerity in a letter published by "The Guardian" newspaper add something


She 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


On 13 January 2015, Clark was the only Labour MP to vote against the Charter for Budget Responsibility add something


Clark lost her Commons seat of North Ayrshire and Arran at the May 2015 general election to the SNP candidate Patricia Gibson add something


Clark was a key strategist on Jeremy Corbyn's 2015 Leadership campaign and appointed as the Political Secretary of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in November 2015 add something


She was Head of the Labour Party Democracy Review which reported in September 2018 add something


A pro-European she stood as a Labour candidate on the London list in the 2019 European Parliament Elections add something