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Candidate

  Mike Gapes
Ilford South

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married September 4, 1992, Frances Smith
3 daughters.

Education
Education: Buckhurst Hill County High School
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (MA economics)Middlesex Polytechnic, Enfield (Diploma in industrial relations).

Non-political career
Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Teacher, Swaziland 1971-72
Secretary, Cambridge Students' Union 1973-74
National Organisation of Labour Students: Vice-Chair 1975-76
Chair 1976-77
National student organiser, The Labour Party 1977-80
Research officer, Labour Party International Department 1980-88
Senior international officer, The Labour Party 1988-92.

Electoral history
Contested Ilford North 1983 general election. Member for Ilford South since April 9, 1992.

Political career
PPS to Paul Murphy as Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office 1997-99.

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