Adrian Bailey was successfully re-elected as MP for West Bromwich West in May 2010 with a majority of 5,651 votes.
I was born in Salisbury and was educated at Cheltenham Grammar School before going on to university at the University of Exeter.
I graduated in 1967 with an Honours Degree in Economic History. I then went on to train at the Loughborough College of Librarianship and graduated in 1971 with a postgraduate diploma in Librarianship. From 1971-1982 I worked as a professional librarian with Cheshire County Council and from 1973 to 1982 I also worked as a librarian and teacher of study skills in a Cheshire Comprehensive school.
In 1982 I moved to the West Midlands to become a full time political organiser for the Co-operative Party covering the Midlands and the South Yorkshire region and I held this position until June 2000. In 1991 I was also elected as a Councillor for Sandwell Borough Council and was the Deputy Leader from 1997-2000. In 2000 I was chosen as the Labour candidate to succeed Betty Boothroyd, and on the 23rd of November I was elected as the Member of Parliament for West Bromwich West.
Since the 2005 general election I have been the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Department for Work and Pensions, John Hutton MP, the Chancellor of the Duchy, Hillary Armstrong MP and successive Ministers of State for Armed Forces, Adam Ingram MP and Bob Ainsworth MP. I am currently serving on three House of Commons Committees: European Scrutiny Committee, Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and the Tripartite Committee.
I take an active interest in parliamentary issues ranging from the Cooperative movement to animal welfare and from manufacturing to the education of our children. I married a local school teacher in 1989, Jill, and we live in the Oakham area of my constituency.
I enjoy swimming and love following football and cricket.
West Bromwich West
Terry Duffy House, Thomas Street, West Bromwich, BR70 6NT
0121 569 1926
Date of Birth
11 December 1945
House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
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