John Mann was re-elected MP for Bassetlaw in May 2010 with a majority of 8,215.
John Mann MP was elected as Labour Member of Parliament for Bassetlaw in June 2001.
He is very much a "hands-on" Member of Parliament getting involved in issues that directly affect the day to day lives of his constituents. The campaigns and the issues that he has raised in Parliament are in direct response to concerns that have been raised by Bassetlaw residents. This has led to John running high profile campaigns on consumer debt, heroin and treatment for addiction, the over zealous staking of grave stones and the double charging by solicitors for miner compensation claims. In 2003 he ran a successful campaign to keep Bassetlaw Hospital A&E open and in 2006 he won the campaign to stop Bassetlaw Primary Care Trust from being merged into a wider county-wide primary care trust.
John was reelected to the highly influential Treasury Select Committee in January 2009. In a previous period on the committee he led the campaign for more transparency in the consumer credit industry. John has also been Parliamentary Private Secretary to Minister for the Olympics Tessa Jowell, and for Richard Caborn, then Minister for Sport
Before entering Parliament he worked for the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (AEEU), the TUC and TULO. He is a former Chair of Labour Students and just prior to his election he was involved in running the family business.
Since 2005 he has been Chair of the Parliamentary Committee Against Antisemitism and commissioned the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism. John also sits on the influential Treasury Select Committee.
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Date of Birth
10 January 1960
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