Date of birth:
15 June 1951
020 7219 3000
The House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Martin Caton was elected for the safe Labour seat of Gower in 1997 after more than a decade of service as a researcher to a Labour MEP.
Since then he has established a reputation as one of the more independent-minded and leftish backbenchers, and as an occasional rebel, particularly over cuts in benefits.
He mainly concentrates on constituency issues, with a strong interest in both health and the environment (he is chair of the All Party Group on Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty).
His wider political interests include a committed opposition to nuclear weapons - he is still a member of CND.
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