Gerry Sutcliffe was re-elected MP for Bradford South in May 2010 with a majority of 4,622 votes.
Born in Salford in 1953, Gerry soon moved to Bradford where his journey to the top tiers of British politics began. Gerry left Cardinal Hinsley Grammar School at 16 to work as a salesman for local department store Brown Muffs. He continued studying during his spare time at Bradford College, where he met his wife Maria.
Time at the Telegraph & Argus newspaper followed, before he joined Fields Printers in Lidget Green in 1975. Here, he put his feet firmly on the political ladder; getting more and more involved in the printing union SOGAT (now Amicus). Soon it was Gerry the Union Deputy Branch Secretary, then not long after, Gerry the Councillor. By 1992, he was the Labour Leader of Bradford Council and a proud Father to three sons.
Tragedy struck in 1994 when the MP for Bradford South, Bob Cryer, died in a car crash. In this trying period, thousands turned out to elect Gerry to represent the constituency he grew up in.
Gerry likes to see his grandchildren, watch football and listen to Frank Sinatra.
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Date of Birth
13 May 1953