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Candidate

  Phill Woolas
Oldham East & Saddleworth
Parliamentary Private Secretary to Rt Hon Lord Macdonald, Minister for Transport

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married June 25, 1988, Tracey Allen
1 son.

Education
Nelson Grammar SchoolWalton Lane High School
Nelson and Colne CollegeManchester University (BA philosophy).

Non-political career
TV Producer. Career: President, National Union of Students 1984-86
BBC Newsnight producer 1988-90
Channel 4 News producer 1990
Head of communication, GMB 1991-97.

Electoral history
Contested Littleborough and Saddleworth by-election 1995. Member for Oldham East and Saddleworth since May 1, 1997.

Political career
PPS to Lord Macdonald of Tradeston, as Minister of State for Transport, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Minister for Transport) 1999-.

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