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Clive Lewis

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Shadow Minister for Sustainable Economics
Assumed office
12 January 2018
Serving with Lyn Brown
Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Preceded by Anneliese Dodds
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
In office
6 October 2016 – 8 February 2017
Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Preceded by Jon Trickett (Business, Innovation and Skills)
Barry Gardiner (Energy and Climate Change)
Succeeded by Rebecca Long-Bailey
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
In office
27 June 2016 – 6 October 2016
Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Preceded by Emily Thornberry
Succeeded by Nia Griffith
Member of Parliament
for Norwich South
Assumed office
8 May 2015
Preceded by Simon Wright
Majority 12,760 (24.7%)
Personal details
Born
Clive Anthony Lewis

11 September 1971 (1971-09-11) (age 50)
London, England
Political party Labour
Spouse(s)
Katy Steel (m. 2017)
Alma mater University of Bradford
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom
Branch/service British Army (Territorial Army)
Years of service 2006–2009
Unit 7th Battalion, The Rifles
Battles/wars Operation Herrick

Clive Anthony Lewis (born 11 September 1971) is a British Labour politician and journalist. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Norwich South since winning the seat at the 2015 general election.

Lewis was appointed by Jeremy Corbyn's Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Secretary of State for Defence in June 2016, and later appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in the October 2016 reshuffle.

In December 2019, Lewis announced his candidacy for Leader of the Labour Party in the 2020 leadership election. He dropped out from the race on 13 January 2020.

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