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Candidate

  John Prescott
Hull East
Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport & the Regions

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married November 11, 1961, Pauline Tilston
2 sons.

Education
Ellesmere Port Secondary Modern School
Ruskin College, OxfordHull University.

Non-political career
Steward in the Merchant Navy 1955-63.

Electoral history
Contested Southport 1966 general election. Member for Kingston-upon-Hull East June 18, 1970-83 and for Hull East 1983-.

Political career
PPS to Peter Shore as Secretary of State for Trade 1974-76
Member, Shadow Cabinet 1983-97
Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions 1997-. Spokesman: Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on: Transport 1979-81
Regional Affairs and Devolution 1981-83
Labour Party Spokesman on Transport 1983-84
Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on: Employment 1984-87
Energy 1987-88
Transport 1988-93
Employment 1993-94.

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