|Member of Parliament
for Leeds East
9 April 1992
|Preceded by||Denis Healey|
6 February 1945 |
Born in Dundee, Scotland George Mudie was educated at the Waid Academy in Anstruther and later studied Social Studies at Newbattle Abbey College in Dalkeith. He worked initially as an engineer and then joined the merchant navy. In 1968 he became a trade union official with the National Union of Public Employees, a position he held until his election to the House of Commons in 1992.
He was elected as a councillor to Leeds City Council (1971–92) and was the council's leader (1980–1990), being its youngest leader. He was elected as the Labour MP for Leeds East at the 1992 General Election following the retirement of the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Denis Healey. He has held the seat comfortably since.
In Parliament he was appointed as an Opposition Whip in 1994, a position he held until the Labour landslide at the 1997 election when he was elevated to become the Treasurer of HM Household and Deputy Chief Whip. In 1998 he was appointed as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Education and Employment. He was dropped from the government in 1999.
He is married with three children, one from a former marriage. He named his eldest son Keir after Keir Hardie. His wife is a primary school headmistress.
- Guardian Unlimited Politics - Ask Aristotle: George Mudie MP
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by George Mudie
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|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Leeds East
|Treasurer of the Household