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Barry Gardiner

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Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade
Assumed office
20 July 2016
Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Preceded by Office established
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
In office
27 June 2016 – 8 October 2016
Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Preceded by Lisa Nandy
Succeeded by Clive Lewis (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
In office
5 June 2009 – 11 May 2010
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Jo Swinson
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Biodiversity, Landscape and Rural Affairs
In office
5 May 2006 – 28 June 2007
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Jim Knight
Succeeded by Jonathan Shaw
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Delivery, Efficiency and Competitiveness
In office
10 May 2005 – 5 May 2006
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Position abolished
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
In office
2 April 2004 – 10 May 2005
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Jane Kennedy
Succeeded by Jeff Rooker
Member of Parliament
for Brent North
Assumed office
1 May 1997
Preceded by Rhodes Boyson
Majority 8,079 (15.6%)
Personal details
Born
Barry Strachan Gardiner

10 March 1957 (1957-03-10) (age 64)
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Caroline Anne Smith
Children 4
Alma mater University of St Andrews
Harvard University
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Barry Strachan Gardiner (born 10 March 1957) is a British Labour Party politician. He is the Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade since 2016. He has been a Member of Parliament (MP) for Brent North since 1997.

Gardiner worked under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown as a junior minister in the Northern Ireland Office, the Department for Productivity, Energy and Industry, the Department of Trade and Industry and finally in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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