Simon Danczuk was elected as Labour MP for Rochdale on May 7th 2015 with 20961 votes, taking 46.1% of the vote.
Simon lives in the Newbold area of Rochdale and before this had a house in Redcross Street near the Infirmary. He is in his early 40s and has children. He worked in a social research company based in Manchester that he co-founded in 1999. Prior to this he worked as a researcher for The Big Issue in the North.
He has been involved in the Labour movement for many years having joined the Labour Party through the GMB trade union in the late 1980s. Simon is a former councillor, having been elected at the young age of 27 and served 8 years before standing down to concentrate on business.
His working life started at 16 in a factory making gas fires. He eventually studied at night school and gained the qualifications he'd missed out on at secondary school.
Simon then gained a place at Lancaster University where he studied economic sociology and politics as a mature student.
Simon has particular interests, including how best to alleviate poverty, employment issues, tackling anti social behaviour and business development.
In 2014, Simon, alongside with researcher and campaigner Matthew Baker, published "Smile for the Camera: The Double Life of Cyril Smith", an expose of the child abuse committed by his parliamentary predecessor in Rochdale, Cyril Smith.
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26 St Mary's Gate, Rochdale, OL16 1DZ
Date of Birth
24 October 1966
Simon Danczuk MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
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