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Southampton, Test (House of Commons)
Dr Alan Whitehead MP (Labour)
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MP Since - 1997 Majority - 2,413 Born - 15/09/1950. Married, 1 son & 1 daughter. Education - Isleworth Grammar School, Southampton University.
Previous Occupation - Director, Outset (1979-83), Deputy (1976-79); Director, BIIT (1983-92); Professor of public policy, Southampton Institute (1992-97).
Personal Overview - Locally based, he has challenged for this seat since 1983. The local experience mainly derives from long term service on the local council (Southampton BC Council Leader 1984-92). He had a role in the redevelopment of Southampton City Centre (with a particular interest in the Mayflower Theatre), and was involved in attempts to improve transport in the City by undertaking a strategic overview of provision. As well as having worked in the Education system, he has also been a Governor at Cantell School (Southampton). He also appears to have a long standing interest in Environmental issues (former member of Socialist Environment and Resources Association (SERA), Greenpeace, and Southampton sustainable City Initiative). His short lived initial ministerial appointment may have surprised those able to recall his leftwing past, which included at the 1983 Labour Party Conference the denunciation of Dennis Healey's efforts to forge a mainstream party as unwarranted 'electoralism'. Antagonistic towards the Liberal Democrats, whom he views as opportunistic jackals, he is consequently a tactical proponent of First Past the Post.
Political History - Councillor Southampton Borough Council (1980-92), Council Leader (1984-92). Parliamentary Candidate, Southampton Test (1983, 1987 & 1992). MP Southampton Test (1997-). Member of the Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Select Committee, Environment Sub-Committee (1997-99). PPS to David Blunkett, Secretary of State for Education & Employment (1999-2000). PPS to Baroness Blackstone, Minister for Education & Employment (1999-2001). Parliamentary Under Secretary, Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions (2001-02). Member of the Standards & Privileges Select Committee (2005-). Member of the Constitutional Affairs/Justice Select Committee (2007-10). Member of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee (2009-). Member of the Environmental Audit Select Committee (2010-).
Characteristics - Locally experienced, likely to be educationally and environmentally conscious. Member of UNISON.
Business Tel: 020 7219 5517
Interests: Environment,European Issues,Regional Policy,Transport,Energy,Disability,Renewable Energy,Local Government
- Environmental Audit Committee (Member)
- Energy and Climate Change Committee (Member)
- Standards & Privileges Committee (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Balanced and Sustainable Communities Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Biodiversity (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Biomass (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Environment Group (Vice Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Green Deal Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Home Safety Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Intelligent Energy (Secretary)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Development and the Environment (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Maritime and Ports Group (Vice Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Peak Oil and Gas (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Rail Group (Member)
- Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group (Associate Group) (Chairman)
- Road Passenger Transport Group (Associate Group) (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sustainable Housing (Member)
- Sustainable Resource Group (Associate Group) (Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Wood Panel Industry (Member)
- Estonia Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Poland (Chairman)
South East (European Parliament)
Mr Keith Taylor MEP (Green)
MEP Since - 2010 Born - 01/08/1953. Partner (Lizzie).
Education - N/a.
Previous Occupation - Worked in sales (1972-1980). Self-employed/Co-Director of a local business (1980-1999). Regional Liaison Officer for Caroline Lucas MEP (2002-2007).
Personal Overview - Replaced the outgoing Caroline Lucas here in June 2010 after she was successful in her bid to become the Green party's first MP at Westminster. He is an experienced Councillor, having led the Green Group in Brighton for a number of years. He has also shown an interest in foreign affairs issues, as a Councillor was active in campaigning to secure the release of Brighton resident Omar Degayes from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. He has also been involved in High Court action supporting families with Autistic children. Within the party, he has been a spokesperson on planning and regeneration as well as a Principal Speaker at the time when the party had not adopted a single leader. He has also been involved in policy development with the party election manifesto. Locally, he he is likely to have gained a good knowledge of his electoral region through his work for his predecessor.
Political History - Councillor, Brighton and Hove City Council (1999-2010). Green Group Leader (2001-08). Chair, Association of Green Councillors (2001-2002). Principal Speaker for the Green Party of England & Wales (2004-2006). Regeneration Spokesperson (2008-10). MEP South East Region (2010-). Member of the Afghanistan Delegation (2010-), Substitute member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (2010-) and the Iran Delegation (2010-). Member of the International Trade Committee (2010-) and the Transport and Tourism Committee (2010-). Substitute member of the Petitions Committee (2010-).
Other Information - Has been a Vice President of the UKs Local Government Association Group in the European Parliament. Former representative for Brighton and Hove on the UN Peace Messenger City project and a City representative to the Local Government Association.
Intergroups - Member of the LGBT Rights Group.
Business Tel: +32 (0)2 28 45153
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Interests: Environment,Economic Regeneration,Womans Issues,Regional Policy,Conservation
- Petitions (Substitute)
- Transport & Tourism (Member)
- International Trade (Member)
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