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Candidate

  John Austin
Erith & Thamesmead

Elected in 2001? 
Personal details
Married 1965, Linda (divorced 1988)
2 sons, 1 daughter.

Education
Glyn Grammar School, Epsom
Goldsmiths' College, London (Certificate in Community and Youth Work 1972)
Bristol University (MA policy studies 1990).

Non-political career
Medical laboratory technician 1961-63
Labour Party organiser/agent 1963-70
Social/community worker, London Borough of Bexley 1972-74
Director, Bexley Council for Racial Equality 1974-92.

Electoral history
Contested Woolwich 1987, as John Austin-Walker. Member for Woolwich 1992-97, and for Erith and Thamesmead since May 1, 1997 (contested as John Austin-Walker).

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