- Political Group : S&D
- Country : United Kingdom
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HNC in medical science, specialising in clinical chemistry (circa 1974); HNC specialising in haematology (circa 1984). Medical scientist (1969-1987). Parliamentary Assistant to Alan Meale MP for Mansfield (1987-1990). Trade union officer (1990-2006).
Regional board member, East Midlands Labour Party (1990-present). Two terms as Chair of Regional Labour Party, most recently 2002-2004. In the GMB Trade Union: political officer (1990-2006); organiser (1992-1995); senior organiser (1995-2006). Secretary, East Midlands Trade Union and Labour Party Liaison Committee (1990-2006). Member of the TUC regional council (1990-2004).
County councillor, Nottinghamshire County Council (1989-1993).
In the European Parliamentary Labour Party: Whip (2006-2009); Leader (2009- ).