Hayes & Harlington
Date of birth:
8 September 1951
020 7219 3000
The House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
John McDonnell was first elected to Parliament in 1997, and was re-elected in 2001.
He has made many criticisms of the government's record in office.
A long term political activist, he was the Deputy Leader of the Greater London Council under Ken Livingstone.
He has voted against the government on numerous occasions on matters such as benefits and private finance.
A member of the Campaign Group, he has called for widespread renationalisation and fiercely criticised the party for accepting sponsorship from a fast food chain at its annual conference.
He has supported anti-globalisation protests and is a Eurosceptic.
He is also interested in Irish politics, and campaigns on the welfare of the Irish population in Britain.
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