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Wednesday, 16 October, 2002, 09:08 GMT 10:08 UK
Rob Marris

Date of birth

8 April 1955

Political profile

Rob Marris' CV looks like a classic Old Labour story: he has worked in factories, as a bus driver and as a fire-fighter.

In fact, these were jobs he took to support himself through university after he left public school.

He has a double first in sociology and history from the University of British Columbia and on his return to England qualified as a solicitor, in which capacity he worked up to his election in 2001.

Nonetheless, his blue collar experiences have informed his politics.

He is a committed trade unionist - he worked for a legal practice specialising in union law.

He is also an environmentalist and was a very early campaigner with Greenpeace, being the group's 204th member worldwide.

He has called for a further liberalisation of Britain's trade union laws.

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