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Tuesday, 22 October, 2002, 15:33 GMT 16:33 UK
Iain Wright
Iain Wright

Date of birth

9 May 1972

Political profile

Iain Wright became MP for Hartlepool in a September 2004 by-election.

He followed Peter Mandelson as the town's Labour MP when the former Cabinet minister left the Commons to become a European commissioner.

Mr Wright was born and bred in Hartlepool and ran for election on the slogan "Wright from the town, Wright for the town".

He previously served on Hartlepool Borough Council from 2002, taking responsibility for performance management as part of its Cabinet.

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House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA.

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