Chris Ruane

Chris Ruane is no longer a Member of Parliament.  This page has not been updated since 2015.


Chris Ruane was re-elected MP for Vale of Clwyd in May 2010 with a majority of 2,509.

He went to the Ysgol Mair RC primary school in Rhyl. He then went to the Blessed Edward Jones RC High School (three years above Carol Vorderman) on Cefndy Road in Rhyl, Denbighshire. At the University of Wales College, Aberystwyth, he gained a BSc in Economics in 1979. From the University of Liverpool he gained a PGCE in 1980. He was a town councillor from 1988 and the Chairman of West Clywd NUT region.

He was a primary school teacher from 1982-97, and a deputy head from 1991-7.

He contested Clywd North West in 1992.

He was the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Peter Hain from 2003 until his resignation in March 2007 in protest against the decision to replace Trident.

He married Gill Roberts on February 14 1994 in Rhuddlan, Denbighshire. They have two daughters.

Constituency: Vale of Clwyd

Constituency Address: 25 Kinmel Street, Rhyl, Clwyd, LL18 1AH

Constituency Tel: 01745 354626

Date of Birth: 18 July 1958

Party: Labour

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Twitter: @ChrisRuaneMP