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The Lord Prescott
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Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
2 May 1997 – 27 June 2007
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Michael Heseltine
Succeeded by Nick Clegg (2010)
First Secretary of State
In office
8 June 2001 – 27 June 2007
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Michael Heseltine (1997)
Succeeded by The Lord Mandelson (2009)
Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions
In office
2 May 1997 – 8 June 2001
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by John Gummer (Environment)
George Young (Transport)
Succeeded by Margaret Beckett (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
Stephen Byers (Transport, Local Government and the Regions)
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
In office
21 July 1994 – 24 June 2007
Leader Tony Blair
Preceded by Margaret Beckett
Succeeded by Harriet Harman
Member of Parliament
for Hull East
In office
19 June 1970 – 12 April 2010
Preceded by Harry Pursey
Succeeded by Karl Turner
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
8 July 2010
Life Peerage
Personal details
Born
John Leslie Prescott

31 May 1938 (1938-05-31) (age 82)
Prestatyn, Flintshire, Wales
Political party Labour
Spouse(s)
Pauline Tilston (m. 1961)
Children 2
Education Ruskin College
Alma mater University of Hull
a. Office vacant from 27 June 2007 to 11 May 2010.
b. Office vacant from 2 May 1997 to 8 June 2001.
c. Office vacant from 27 June 2007 to 5 June 2009.

John Leslie Prescott, Baron Prescott (born 31 May 1938) is a British Labour politician. He was born in Prestatyn, Wales. He grew up in Brinsworth, Yorkshire and Upton by Chester. He served as Deputy Prime Minister when Tony Blair was Prime Minister. He started out as a shop worker and was often considered to be the "most working class member of the Labour cabinet". Whilst campaigning for the 2001 election, he punched a man who threw an egg at him. He has diabetes mellitus type 2 and had bulimia nervosa throughout his political career.


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