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Candidate

  Mike Wood
Batley & Spen

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married 2nd Christine O'Leary 1999 (2 stepdaughters1 son 1 daughter from previous marriage)
Son of late Rowland L. Wood, foundry worker, and Laura M. Wood, retired cleaner.

Education
Education: Nantwich and Acton Grammar School, Nantwich, Cheshire
Salisbury/Wells Theological College (Cert Theol 1974)Leeds University (CQSW 1981)Leeds Metropolitan University (BA history and politics 1989).

Non-political career
Profession: Probation Officer. Career: Probation officer, social worker, community worker 1965-97.

Electoral history
Contested Hexham 1987 general election. Member for Batley and Spen since May 1, 1997.

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