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Ian Lavery

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Chairman of the Labour Party
Assumed office
14 June 2017
Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Preceded by Tom Watson
Labour Party Co-National Campaign Coordinator
Assumed office
14 June 2017
Serving with Andrew Gwynne
Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Preceded by Position established
Shadow Minister without Portfolio
Assumed office
9 February 2017
Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Preceded by Andrew Gwynne
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office
In office
7 October 2016 – 9 February 2017
Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Preceded by Tom Watson
Succeeded by Jon Trickett
Member of Parliament
for Wansbeck
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Denis Murphy
Majority 814 (2.0%)
President of the National Union of Mineworkers
In office
2002–2010
Preceded by Arthur Scargill
Succeeded by Nicky Wilson
Personal details
Born 6 January 1963 (1963-01-06) (age 57)
Ashington, Northumberland, England
Political party Labour
Spouse(s)
Hilary Baird (m. 1986)
Children 2
Alma mater New College Durham

Ian Lavery (born 6 January 1963) is a British Labour Party politician and former trade union leader. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wansbeck since the 2010 general election.

He was president of the National Union of Mineworkers, 2002–2010. In June 2017, he became Chairman of the Labour Party.

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