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Last Updated: Thursday, 3 March, 2005, 17:04 GMT
John McDonnell
Party:
Labour

Constituency:
Hayes & Harlington

Date of birth:
8 September 1951

Telephone:
020 7219 3000

Address:
The House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Political profile:
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.


TOP THREE PARTIES AT A GLANCE
Labour Labour 65.7%
Conservative Conservative 24.1%
Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat 6%
IN DETAIL
Name Party Votes %
John McDonnell Labour 21,279 65.7
Robert McLean Conservative 7,813 24.1
Nahid Boethe Liberal Democrat 1,958 6
Gary Burch BNP 705 2.2
Walter Kennedy SALT 648 2
Majority 13,466
Turnout 56.3%
POLITICAL MAKE UP OF LONDON
A map of London showing its political make up.



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